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Thursday, September 23, 2010 | 10:00 AM
U.S. Army Spc. Adam Winfield while on duty in Afghanistan. Winfield is accused of murdering civilians during his deployment to Afghanistan, a charge he and his family firmly refute. (AP)

A soldier told his father his own unit was murdering innocent Afghans. The father told the Army. They didn’t listen. We will.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Afghan President Hamid Karzai listens during a Peace Jirga in Kabul, June 4, 2010. (AP)

It’s being called “Corruptistan.” Afghanistan is choking under graft and embezzlement. Can this war be won, with a government so corrupt?

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Nine years ago now, shortly after the 9/11 attacks and just as On Point began as a show, host Tom Ashbrook published an article reflecting on his travels in Afghanistan. As we look again at that country in our Thursday show, the staff thought it was worth re-posting Tom’s piece.

 
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Members of a Pakistani family make their way through flooded streets in Muzaffargarh near Multan, Pakistan, on Aug. 17, 2010. (AP)

Epic flooding in Pakistan. A huge portion of the country impacted. We look at the pain – and politics – of the flood. Also, find a link to help flood victims.

 
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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Retired Army colonel and big thinker Andrew Bacevich on why it’s time to throw out the playbook on American military policy.

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Monday, July 26, 2010 | 10:00 AM
United States Marine scan the horizon for militants near Musa Qaleh, in northern Helmand Province, Afghanistan. (AP)

The thousands of secret documents exposed in the Afghan war, and what they say.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Pakistan police and soldiers at the site of a bomb blast in Quetta, Pakistan, June 20, 2010. (AP)

Pakistan reportedly building a foothold in Afghanistan. We’ll look at its growing influence and what it means for American influence in the region.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

The man in charge of the war in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, landed himself in hot water with the White House after a profile in Rolling Stone depicted the general and his staff criticizing the President and other top civilian officials.

 
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Top U.S. and NATO commander General Stanley McChrystal (AP)

Rolling Stone’s Michael Hastings, whose article put General Stanley McChrystal in the White House hot seat, joins us from Afghanistan.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Sgt. Brandon Sanford, 28, a dog handler who survived two roadside blasts in Iraq. Sanford endured a year of balance problems and mental fog before Fort Bliss officials sent him for cognitive therapy. (NPR)

NPR’s Daniel Zwerdling and ProPublica’s T. Christian Miller on the traumatic brain injuries still not being treated in thousands of returning vets.

 
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Sep 30, 2014
St. Louis county police officers advance on protestors trying to shut down Interstate 70 in Berkeley, Mo. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 near the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo. where Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year old was shot and killed by a white police officer on Aug. 9. (AP)

Police shootings, cop culture, body cameras. And the big debate over how to protect the public and the police.

Sep 30, 2014
In this Jan. 15, 2013, photo, Rosser Pryor, Co-owner and President of Factory Automation Systems, examines a new high-performance industrial robot at the company's Atlanta facility.  (AP)

Nicholas Carr says automation, all over, is turning us into zombies. Out of touch with the world. He’s with us.

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