90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR news station
Top Stories:
PLEDGE NOW
Here and Now with Robin Young
Public radio's live
midday news program
With sponsorship from
Mathworks - Accelerating the pace of engineering and science
Accelerating the pace
of engineering and science
Saturday, October 13, 2012

Greg Jaffe: U.S. Platoon Awaits End Of Afghan War

A U.S. Marine squad leader, left, walks with an Afghan National Army lieutenant during a joint patrol in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan. (AP/Brennan Linsley)

We marked the 11th anniversary of the Afghan war earlier this month by speaking with Washington Post reporter Greg Jaffe. He had just returned from spending 11 days with the 173rd Army Airborne, and he recounted his observations of how things are winding down in Afghanistan. The story he was working on then has now been published:

You can also read and listen to Here & Now’s October interview with Jaffe:


Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

August 26 2 Comments

It’s Not Business As Usual In Ferguson, Missouri

From barber shops to bike shops, WBUR's Deborah Becker looks at what the protests have meant for businesses.

August 26 78 Comments

A Fan Says No To Football

Steve Almond writes, "our allegiance to football legitimizes and ever fosters within us a tolerance for violence, greed, racism, and even homophobia."

August 25 12 Comments

Pediatricians Group: Delay School Start Times So Teens Can Sleep

Many studies have shown that the average adolescent doesn't get enough sleep, and that can cause physical and mental health issues.

August 25 12 Comments

A Police Officer On Lessons From Ferguson

Jim Bueermann says the shooting of Michael Brown and the aftermath point to the need for a conversation about policing in the U.S.