We investigate President Obama’s announcement for his Afghanistan withdrawal plan. We first look into a brief history of the United States’ involvement in Afghanistan. Then we speak to experts and politicians -- including Afghanistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Afghanistan’s Former Interior Minister, and policy analysts from Washington D.C. and Kabul -- about the implications for the President’s decision. Finally, we analyze the media’s varying responses to the president’s decision. But first, a roundup of this week’s news.
Archive for June 2011
First, we hear about a crackdown on the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq, during a recent demonstration in Baghdad. Then we speak to acclaimed photojournalist John Moore about the recent death of his colleague Chris Hondros in Libya, a death that rocked the journalism community. Finally, we hear from the journalists of Basetrack about the controversial cancellation of their embedment, and a curious military response to the group’s Facebook community. But first, a roundup of this week's news.
First, we talk to an author about his new book concerning Muslim public opinion toward the United States. Then, we hear about Afghan tourism and its potential for bridge-building, literally and figuratively. Finally, we discuss the dangers of conflict reporting, and how journalists prepare for the battlefield. But first, a roundup of this week’s news.
Five War News Radio reporters take to the City of Brotherly Love to conduct a public opinion and awareness survey concerning American conflicts abroad. We hear the results, voices from the Streets of Philadelphia and the analysis from the experts, in a special two-part narrative. But first, a roundup of this week's news.