Afghanistan http://kcur.org en Governor Nixon Travels Overseas To Visit National Guard http://kcur.org/post/governor-nixon-travels-overseas-visit-national-guard <p><a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</a> is in Afghanistan visiting members of the <a href="http://www.moguard.com/">Missouri National Guard</a> who won’t be home for the holidays. Thu, 06 Dec 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 28594 at http://kcur.org Governor Nixon Travels Overseas To Visit National Guard Afghanistan: The Forgotten War http://kcur.org/post/afghanistan-forgotten-war <p>President Obama has called for the complete removal of American troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014. In the meantime, the U.S. is moving onto other concerns - like the presidential election.</p> <p>But former Kansas City Star reporter Malcolm Garcia hasn't forgotten Afghanistan.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 14:25:58 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 22782 at http://kcur.org Afghanistan: The Forgotten War Overland Park Soldier Casualty Is Memorial Day Focus http://kcur.org/post/overland-park-soldier-casualty-memorial-day-focus <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">For an Overland Park family and their friends, this Memorial Day is marked with the freshest of wounds. Mon, 28 May 2012 22:15:59 +0000 Dan Verbeck 18416 at http://kcur.org Overland Park Soldier Casualty Is Memorial Day Focus U.S., Afghan Security Pact Is Sweeping But Not Specific http://kcur.org/post/us-afghan-security-pact-sweeping-not-specific While <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=151201522" target="_blank">the headlines proclaim</a> that thanks to a new draft agreement the U.S. will continue to defend Afghanistan for a decade after the planned 2014 withdrawal of foreign combat forces from that country, the stories themselves make clear that many of the key details remain to be worked out:<p><blockquote><p>-- "In many respects the strategic partnership agreement is more symbolic than substantive. Mon, 23 Apr 2012 15:00:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 16416 at http://kcur.org U.S., Afghan Security Pact Is Sweeping But Not Specific The Wild & Terrifying Inside Story Of America's War In Afghanistan http://kcur.org/post/wild-terrifying-inside-story-americas-war-afghanistan <p>Some pieces of journalism have the ability to disrupt even the most powerful of leaders.</p> <p>In 2010, war correspondent Michael Hastings followed U.S. General Stanley McChrystal on a trip around Europe. The general, who commanded international and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, was supposed to be garnering support for the fighting abroad, but Hastings found much more. The article he published in the wake of that trip ultimately led to the resignation of the general.</p> Mon, 05 Mar 2012 19:40:10 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 13621 at http://kcur.org The Wild & Terrifying Inside Story Of America's War In Afghanistan Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld On Known And Unknown http://kcur.org/post/former-defense-secretary-donald-rumsfeld-known-and-unknown <p>PROGRAM NOTE: The first audio file above contains the program as aired on 89.3FM. The second audio file contains raw audio from the Truman Library event, including speaker introductions, protests, a medical emergency, and audience Q&amp;A.</p> <p>Donald Rumsfeld has served as both the youngest and oldest Secretary of Defense. While many may not remember much of his first stint at the post, his second go at the job, for better or worse, secured his place in history.</p> Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:10:18 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 13273 at http://kcur.org Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld On Known And Unknown Afghan War Claims Northland Soldier http://kcur.org/post/afghan-war-claims-northland-soldier <p>Kansas City, MO – A second Kansas City area soldier has died this week of wounds suffered in Afghanistan. 32-year-old Staff Sergeant Shaun Mittler was born in North Kansas City and raised in Gladstone, according to the Defense Department.</p> Fri, 16 Jul 2010 21:02:40 +0000 Dan Verbeck 6844 at http://kcur.org Afghan War Claims Northland Soldier Afghan War Bomb Technician Is Killed http://kcur.org/post/afghan-war-bomb-technician-killed <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-5351f4cd15839-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-5351f4cd15839-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="5351f4cd15839-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-912655.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – A Kansas City Missouri Army National Guard Soldier has been killed in Afghanistan doing one of the more dangerous combat jobs. Robert W. Crow was 42 years old and a sergeant.</p> Tue, 13 Jul 2010 22:32:34 +0000 Dan Verbeck 6825 at http://kcur.org Afghan War Bomb Technician Is Killed