The CIA's recently-released torture report has sparked a national conversation about the perceived horrors of torture — as well as its potential merits. But how do Americans who have served on the front lines feel about torture tactics? We asked veterans to weigh in.
Afghanistan is a country where the culture does not allow women to ride bikes. So the Afghan Women's National Cycling Team has a huge hill to climb, especially if they are to have any chance of making it to the Olympics.
In some scattered areas of Afghanistan, like the district of Gizab, coalition forces were able to claim victories over the Taliban, driving them out with the help of locals. But as international troops leave, those alleged successes are becoming far more fragile.
Ahad Momand is the first — and only — Afghan to have gone into space. He was a national hero after his flight in 1988, but it nearly ended in tragedy after a computer malfunction stranded him in orbit without food or water.
Not many people would bring a sketch pad to a war zone instead of a camera, but Richard Johnson has drawn his way through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now he's turning his attention to "Drawing up the Drawdown" as the US effort in Afghanistan comes to an end.
The nature of war is that it’s impossible to predict its outcome, and the current military campaign against ISIS is no exception. But some conflicts can have peaceful conclusions — like the Camp David Accords that ended the Israel-Egypt conflict. Author Lawrence Wright argues that we can turn to the diplomacy of Jimmy Carter to learn how to deal with ISIS.
Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani, says he's free of the corruption and violence that taint many Afghan politicians. And after quickly signing a long-delayed security pact with the US, he's looking for other ways to break with the country's recent past.
US planes have started bombing ISIS militia positions near Baghdad in the first phase of the expanded campaign announced by President Obama last week. The strikes are to support Iraqi troops fighting the Islamist group and they seem to be working.
The US is having some issues mobilizing a coalition in its new war on the militants of ISIS. US Secretary of State John Kerry has been traveling in the Middle East and says he has support from 10 Arab nations, but what that support actually means is uncertain.
Signing up to interpret for the US military in Afghanistan was the beginning of a long, tragic journey for Mohammad Usafi. Because of his work, the Taliban killed his father and threatened his family. Now, he's living in California and hoping to get his relatives to safety as well.
Today's Geo Quiz has us looking for the capital of the central Asian nation of Tajikistan. The answer is Dushanbe. The city is home to a musical group called the Shams. The World's Mary Kay Magistad tells us the band plays traditional music with a twist.
Reporter Matt Sepic reports that a DNA sample from a Bosnian refugee in Missouri helped authorities identify the body of the man's father; he was killed during the war in Bosnia and was buried in a mass grave.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Pamir Mountains. Tom Godell reports on American efforts to document the fast-vanishing Shughni language. Shughni is spoken in the regions of Tajikistan and Afghanistan crossed by the Pamir Mountains.
The government of Kyrgyzstan may be about to shut down a key U.S. air base there. The base serves a vital role in US military operations in nearby Afghanistan. Anchor Marco Werman gets the story from the BBC's Rayhan Demytrie.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Martin Patience in Kabul about two developments in Afghanistan. One is a possible chemical attack on a girls' school. The other is yesterday's unexpected dismissal of the US commander in Afghanistan.