Never before has a US war dragged on as long as the US deployment in Afghanistan. And for soldiers who signed up right before or right after the conflict began, that means the prospect of serving their entire 20-year commitment moving from deployment to deployment.
When Taliban insurgents seized control of Kunduz last month, they went door-to-door targeting women who work outside the home. Female workers of one aid group knew the risk and escaped — and now plan to return to continue supporting other survivors.
Afghan president Ashraf Ghani spoke to Congress today as part of his four day visit to the United States. Back in his country, protests rage over the death of a woman who was beaten to death. We also talk about the controversy behind the names given to cheese produced outside of their home regions and Juanito Pascual joins us in the studio.