NPR FOR THE DEF: We Hear It Even When You Can’t


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ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Martha Raddatz has been to Iraq 12 times since the American invasion. She has a new book about a battle that was a turning point in the war, an April 2004 fight in Baghdad’s Sadr City. Raddatz says it was then that American troops realized they were facing anmartha_mosul.jpg insurgency. The Long Road Home: A Story of War and Family is about the soldiers who fought that battle, and their families. One of the soldiers in the battle was Casey Sheehan, the son of antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan. ALSO, Pulitzer Prize winning historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. has died at 89. We listen back to an interview recorded with him at the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Cuban missile crisis. Schlesinger was a special assistant in the White House to President Kennedy.

Listen to this story...Why Al Qaeda and the Taliban are making a comeback. It’s reported that Osama Bin Laden is rebuilding his training camps in the remote region of western Pakistan. The U.S. is pressuring Pakistan’s President to crack down on militants within its borders. We’ll talk with VANNI CAPPELLI, a freelance journalist who has covered the war in Afghanistan and is the president of the Afghanistan Foreign Press Association. Also from WOLFGANG DANSPECKGRUBER, who directs the Liechtenstein Institute on Self Determination at Princeton University. The center just released the report “Creating Security and Stability in Afghanistan and the Region.”

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