Last summer, Pakistan announced that more than 3 million Afghan refugees — some in the country since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 — needed to go home. But the refugees dread deportation and an uncertain future across the border.
America's invasion of Afghanistan began as a military operation to strike back at al-Qaeda after 9/11 and capture or kill Osama bin Laden. It turned into the longest war in US history. It's Trump's responsibility now.
Naz worked for the Marines in Afghanistan as an interpreter. For his work, the US government gave him a visa. But the promises made by President-elect Donald Trump have him worried about his future, and the future of all refugees.
Katie Nelson is a freelance photographer and reporter in Nairobi. On a recent trip to a bookstore, she picked up some old National Geographic magazines, including one that is quite famous. The timing, though, was quite ironic.
Who's to blame? Two militant groups have taken credit. Pakistan's army blames a third group. And some point fingers at the army itself, accusing security forces of fostering the very extremist groups now attacking the country.
Shabana Basij-Rasikh always wanted to go to school, even if she and her friends had to dodge the Taliban to hold classes. Now, after studying in the US, she's back in Afghanistan helping other young women get the educations they need to improve their country.
Military mental health experts are finding, and naming, a new type of psychological damage that soldiers face from traumatic violence during war.They call it "moral injury" and one treatment is to re-live it.
The heavy-handed police response to civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, this week, has drawn a lot of criticism from veterans of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Phillip Carter, a former army captain, wrote a piece for the Daily Beast entitled "Ferguson's Cops Are Armed Like I Was in Iraq."
When Rezagul's son died in a Taliban attack on a police checkpoint, she literally look matters into her own hands. The story of her seven-hour gun battle, in which she killed 25 Taliban fighters, has drawn rare unified praise from conservative and liberal voices in the country.
The US has spent billions of dollars on Afghan reconstruction, but much of it not very smartly. A special inspector general has been appointed to try and find the misspent funds and discern who's responsible.
When Army veteran Ron Capps first exhibited symptoms of post traumatic stress he was unsure about what to do and where to turn. We take a look at his journey to get help and talk and speak with a military psychiatrist about the path to diagnosis and treatment of PTSD.
How do you let drone pilots dropping bombs by remote control know the consequences of their actions? Some Afghan artists are using a giant photo. And a journalist now claims the US didn't attack Syria's government after evidence of chemical warfare emerged because it may not have been Assad's fault. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.
The Bradley Timepiece was designed to offer blind people a new way to tell the time. But it's popular with the general public as well. Afghanistan war veteran and the man the watch was named after, Bradley Snyder, explains what makes the watch so popular with both the sighted and the visually impaired.