Afghanistan http://kuow.org en Wounded In Afghanistan, But Still Running http://kuow.org/post/wounded-afghanistan-still-running <p>On Edward Lychik's 21st birthday, his fellow troops gave him a gift.</p><p>The Army combat engineer normally rode in the first truck in his convoy. Lychik's job was to ensure the road his battalion traveled in Afghanistan was bomb-free.</p><p>To celebrate Lychik's big day, his comrades let him ride in the rear — the convoy's last truck. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:19:48 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Matthew Streib 37843 at http://kuow.org Wounded In Afghanistan, But Still Running A Discussion Of U.S. Torture With Brigadier General David R. Irvine http://kuow.org/post/discussion-us-torture-brigadier-general-david-r-irvine <p></p><p>In the aftermath of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq questions remain concerning how the U.S. waged those wars. Among them, did we follow the Geneva Conventions, or did we abuse the rights of our enemies? And how are we responsible for our actions as a nation at war?</p><p>In a recent event titled “<a href="http://www.wsrcat.org/">Exposing the Truth of U.S. Torture,</a>” a panel of concerned citizens examined questions of our rights and obligations in wartime. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:56:48 +0000 John O'Brien 36767 at http://kuow.org Bergdahl's Release Raises Questions About Other Captured Citizens http://kuow.org/post/bergdahls-release-raises-questions-about-other-captured-citizens <p>David Hyde talks to Gordon Lubold about the decision the Obama administration made to broker the return of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from Taliban captivity and the implications it might have for other captured Americans. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 21:02:25 +0000 David Hyde & Amina Al-Sadi 35811 at http://kuow.org A Look At The Candidates Running For President Of Afghanistan http://kuow.org/post/look-candidates-running-president-afghanistan <p>Marcie Sillman talks to Michael O'Hanlon, senior fellow with the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, about the upcoming elections in Afghanistan. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 21:50:55 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Amina Al-Sadi 35724 at http://kuow.org A Look At The Candidates Running For President Of Afghanistan Former Taliban Captive Discusses Sgt. Bergdahl http://kuow.org/post/former-taliban-captive-discusses-sgt-bergdahl <strong>David Rohde</strong> is a former New York Times journalist who was held captive by the Taliban for seven months.<p>He says Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was just released after being held for five years by the Taliban, faces a long road ahead, that begins with debriefing by the U.S. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:03:54 +0000 editor 35670 at http://kuow.org Former Taliban Captive Discusses Sgt. Bergdahl Afghan Expert Calls Bergdahl Deal 'Victory For Common Sense' http://kuow.org/post/afghan-expert-calls-bergdahl-deal-victory-common-sense Along with celebrations over the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, there are growing questions. House Intelligence Committee Chair Mike Rogers of Michigan is asking whether the Obama administration broke the law in not consulting Congress over the negotiations and says this is a &#8220;dangerous&#8221; precedent: &#8220;If you negotiate here, you’ve sent a message to every Al Qaeda group in the world — by the way, some who are holding U.S. hostages today — that there is some value now in that hostage in a way that they didn’t have before.”<p>General James L. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:03:45 +0000 Hitesh Hathi 35669 at http://kuow.org After Nearly 5 Years, Parents Of POW Prepare To See Son Again http://kuow.org/post/after-nearly-5-years-parents-pow-prepare-see-son-again <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/06/060214JR_BergdahlReact_1.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>After five years in captivity, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is finally free. The American POW is now receiving medical aid at a U.S. military hospital in Germany.<p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 16:09:50 +0000 Jessica Robinson 35622 at http://kuow.org After Nearly 5 Years, Parents Of POW Prepare To See Son Again An Afghan Village Of Drug Addicts, From Ages 10 To 60 http://kuow.org/post/afghan-village-drug-addicts-ages-10-60 Herat is one of the most graceful cities in Afghanistan. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 07:31:00 +0000 Renee Montagne 33576 at http://kuow.org An Afghan Village Of Drug Addicts, From Ages 10 To 60 Taliban Deal To Free Idaho Soldier Gets Another Look http://kuow.org/post/taliban-deal-free-idaho-soldier-gets-another-look <p>Bill Radke&nbsp;talks with Northwest News Network reporter Jessica Robinson about a possible deal to free Idaho soldier Bowe Bergdahl. Army Sergeant Bergdahl has been held captive in Afghanistan by the Taliban since 2009. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 21:46:17 +0000 Bill Radke 33329 at http://kuow.org Military Says Efforts To Bring Idaho POW Home Not Disorganized http://kuow.org/post/military-says-efforts-bring-idaho-pow-home-not-disorganized <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/04/042414JR_BoweBergdahl_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>There is mixed news this week on the fate of American prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl. The Associated Press is reporting efforts to bring home the Northwest soldier are in disarray.<p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:07:40 +0000 Jessica Robinson 33284 at http://kuow.org Military Says Efforts To Bring Idaho POW Home Not Disorganized 3 Americans Dead After Shooting At Kabul Hospital http://kuow.org/post/three-americans-dead-after-shooting-kabul-hospital Three American citizens were killed Thursday at a Christian organization's hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, when an Afghan security guard opened fire. Another American citizen was reportedly wounded.<p>One of those killed was an experienced pediatrician from Chicago who had been working at the hospital for seven years, according to media reports. The other two killed were a father and son whose names and ages had not yet been released.<p>Government spokesman Sediq Sediqqi says the gunman was shot and wounded and is now under arrest, NPR's Sean Carberry reports from Kabul. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:49:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 33177 at http://kuow.org 3 Americans Dead After Shooting At Kabul Hospital AP Photographer Killed, Reporter Wounded By Gunman In Afghanistan http://kuow.org/post/ap-photographer-killed-reporter-wounded-gunman-afghanistan "A veteran Associated Press photographer was killed and an AP reporter was wounded on Friday when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan," <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=299012737" target="_blank">the wire service reports</a>.<p><a href="http://www.anjaniedringhaus.com/vita" target="_blank">Anja Niedringhaus</a>, 48, a photographer who in 2005 was part of an AP team <a href="http://www.pulitzer.org/citation/2005-Breaking-News-Photography" target="_blank">that won a Pulitzer Prize</a> for coverage of the war in Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:47:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 31909 at http://kuow.org AP Photographer Killed, Reporter Wounded By Gunman In Afghanistan US Planning Full Afghan Pullout, Obama Tells Karzai http://kuow.org/post/us-planning-full-afghan-pullout-obama-tells-karzai <p class="introduction" id="story_continues_1">President Barack Obama has warned his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai that the U.S. may pull all of its troops out of his country by the year's end.</p><p>Obama conveyed the message in a phone call to Karzai, who has refused to sign a security agreement. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 18:26:46 +0000 BBC News 29404 at http://kuow.org US Planning Full Afghan Pullout, Obama Tells Karzai Proposed Prisoner Swap Offers Hope To Idaho Family Of POW http://kuow.org/post/proposed-prisoner-swap-offers-hope-idaho-family-pow <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/02/021814JR_BergdahlSwap_web.mp3" class="asset-audio">The Idaho family of captured U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl is welcoming an effort to get their son home through a prisoner swap. </a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Idaho family of captured U.S. soldier Bowe </span>Bergdahl<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is welcoming an effort to get their son home through a prisoner swap.</span><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:46:22 +0000 Jessica Robinson 29041 at http://kuow.org Proposed Prisoner Swap Offers Hope To Idaho Family Of POW Afghanistan: Should We Stay Or Should We Go? http://kuow.org/post/afghanistan-should-we-stay-or-should-we-go <p>Marcie Sillman talks with Michael Kugelman, Afghanistan expert at the<a href="http://www.wilsoncenter.org/expert-list/Afghanistan"> Wilson Center, </a>about the consequences of staying in Afghanistan and the risks of leaving for US troops and politics. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 21:21:07 +0000 Marcie Sillman 24850 at http://kuow.org Afghanistan: Should We Stay Or Should We Go?