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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:

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

November 26 6 Comments

Arlo Guthrie Celebrates 50 Years Of ‘Alice’s Restaurant’

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One Refugee’s Story Of Coming To America

Paul Okot vividly remembers landing at JFK airport in New York at 7 years old, after fleeing violence in southern Sudan.

November 25 3 Comments

Rapper Le1f Finds Struggle And Moral Diversity In American Music

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November 24 7 Comments

Ferguson: One Year Later

City council member Wesley Bell looks back on the past year since protests and violence swept the Missouri city.