Afghanistan http://www.kunc.org en VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT: President Obama's Statement On Afghanistan http://www.kunc.org/post/video-transcript-president-obamas-statement-afghanistan <p>Following a trip to Afghanistan over Memorial Day weekend to visit troops, the President spoke from the Rose Garden at the White House Tuesday. Obama announced the timeline to bring the longest-running war in the United States' history to an end as well as the expected residual troop levels beyond the end of the conflict.</p><p> Tue, 27 May 2014 18:15:00 +0000 KUNC Staff 57038 at http://www.kunc.org VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT: President Obama's Statement On Afghanistan British Marine's New Mission: Save All Of Kabul's Street Animals http://www.kunc.org/post/british-marines-new-mission-save-all-kabuls-street-animals Joey's silky gold hair gleams in the afternoon sun. The big bundle of energy loves to cuddle. He also looks like he could lose a few pounds.<p>This herding dog is one of the many survival stories here at the Kabul shelter and clinic called <a href="http://www.nowzad.com/" target="_blank">Nowzad Dogs</a>. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Sean Carberry 55683 at http://www.kunc.org British Marine's New Mission: Save All Of Kabul's Street Animals Defying Taliban Threats, Afghans Vote For Next Leader http://www.kunc.org/post/defying-taliban-threats-afghans-vote-next-leader Millions of Afghans lined up to vote for a new president Saturday, despite warnings of violence from the Taliban.<p>Saturday's historic vote begins what would be the first democratic transfer of power for Afghanistan; President Hamid Karzai has served for two terms and is not allowed to run for a third under the country's constitution.<p>The Taliban launched a number of attacks that killed dozens in the weeks before the election, but no major violence was reported after polls opened Saturday.<p>Several attacks were reportedly foiled on election day, NPR's Sean Carberry tells Scott Simon on <a Sat, 05 Apr 2014 12:29:28 +0000 55211 at http://www.kunc.org Defying Taliban Threats, Afghans Vote For Next Leader Devastating Attack Still Leaves Afghan Journalist's Hope Alive http://www.kunc.org/post/devastating-attack-still-leaves-afghan-journalists-hope-alive <em>Each week, </em>Weekend Edition Sunday <em>brings listeners an unexpected side of the news by talking with someone personally affected by the stories making headlines.</em><p>Bilal Sarwary is a local correspondent for the BBC in Kabul, and over a week ago, he was called to report on yet <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/03/21/292178650/taliban-militants-attack-kabul-hotel-killing-9">another insurgent attack that left civilians dead</a>.<p>This particular attack, however, was different for him. Sun, 30 Mar 2014 11:56:41 +0000 NPR Staff 55034 at http://www.kunc.org Devastating Attack Still Leaves Afghan Journalist's Hope Alive Never Truly Over: Discussing Deployment A Challenge Of Its Own http://www.kunc.org/post/never-truly-over-discussing-deployment-challenge-its-own Army Capt. Drew Pham, 26, returned from a tour in Afghanistan in October 2011. Since Drew's been back, it's been hard for him to make sense of what he saw there and adjust to his life at home. It's been difficult for his wife, Molly Pearl, to respond to some of the things he would tell her, too.<p>Pham called once to tell her he had shot a man. He says she didn't know what to say, so she replied, "Well, we'll deal with it when you get home."<p>"I did a lot of bad things. We killed this 60- or 70-year-old schoolteacher. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 12:29:04 +0000 NPR Staff 55019 at http://www.kunc.org Never Truly Over: Discussing Deployment A Challenge Of Its Own