May 13, 2011 — Poppy is a key crop in the deadly Sangin District, and in a way, flowers fuel the fight: The Taliban earns hundreds of millions of dollars from the drug trade, which supplies 90 percent of the world's raw opium used for heroin. And during harvest season, fighting practically comes to a halt.
May 2, 2011 — NPR's David Gilkey, embedded with Marines in Afghanistan, asks a few men what they think of the news.
Jul 26, 2010 — The Marine Combat Art Program sends U.S. troops into war to paint. Now, the future of the program is in question.
Mar 8, 2010 — NPR ran a riveting 9-minute piece where a reporter captured a battle in Afghanistan against the Taliban. It included the moments before one Marine died. Some listeners thought it powerful journalism; some found it offensive. Among them was the fam...
Apr 13, 2009 — An intimate and anecdotal look at the Afghanistan army, courtesy of The Guardian.
Aug 4, 2008 — Should photographers be able to take photographs of dead servicemen on the battlefield?
Sep 11, 2007 — Today, in our morning meeting, we had a few more recent college grads than usual (new intern, and a couple of young ex-interns, etc.). The group — besides making me feel ancient — agreed that dialogue, and protest, about the Iraq war was more ab...
Aug 29, 2007 — They're still calling the search for those six miners trapped in Utah a rescue effort, but it's been more than three weeks now since the collapse and hope is
Mar 19, 2013 — A mortar round apparently exploded inside an artillery tube, military officials tell NPR's Tom Bowman.
Feb 23, 2012 — Details are still coming in about the incident. The Marines were on a nighttime training mission.