In the 1950s, Washington started funding a massive aid program in the heart of Afghanistan's Helmand province, attempting to build dams, canals and roads that would make the desert bloom. In the decades that followed, the project collapsed.
we talk with Dean Blanchard owner of a wholesale seafood wholesaling business in Grand Isle, Louisiana. He endured a blow to his business, a layoff of 65 employees, and has endured a long wait to settle a claim with BP.
Hours after Ambassador Richard Holbrooke died, it was reported that his last words, spoken to his surgeon, were, 'You've got to stop this war in Afghanistan.' David Rohde, co-author of 'A Rope and a Prayer: A Kidnapping from Two Sides,' joins us
The late Ambassador Richard Holbrooke intervened personally to help David Rohde, twice: once in 1995 when he was detained by the Bosnian Serbs, and again after he was kidnapped by Taliban in 2008. Rohde shares his thoughts with anchor Lisa Mullins.
New York Times correspondent David Rohde talks with anchor Jeb Sharp about the latest Wikileaks cables. Rohde said the cables confirm what he and other reporters have suspected for years ï¿½ that Pakistan is supporting the most radical Taliban factions.
Journalist David Rohde escaped the Taliban captors who had been holding him hostage since November. This situation was kept secret to protect Rohde, but Bill Keller, executive editor of The New York Times, joins The Takeaway now to tell the story.
When journalist Peter Theo Curtis was released from captivity on Sunday, the US was quick to announce that "no ransom was paid." So what was behind the negotiations between the government of Qatar and Curtis' captor's the Nusra Front?