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  • Writing About War

    This hour, we’ll talk with author Elliot Ackerman about how his five tours of duty in the Middle East influenced his debut novel, “Green on Blue,” which is set in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan.

  • Some Gave All

    On this Veterans Day, we’ll tour Arlington National Cemetery with Robert Poole. His new book is Section 60: Arlington National Cemetery: Where War Comes Home.

  • Girls Will Be Boys

    This hour, we’ll explore the phenomenon of Afghan parents dressing their girls as boys with the author of The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan.

  • Remembering Pat Tillman

    From the Archive: What would motivate a super-star athlete to leave his career and join the military? We explored the admirable honor of Pat Tillman last August with acclaimed writer Jon Krakauer who covered Tillman’s life and the U.S. Military and Bush Administration cover-up of the truth about his death in the book “Where Men […]

  • Revisiting the War in Afghanistan

    From the Archive: Sebastian Junger’s 2010 book, “War” (Twelve Books, 2010) and co-produced and directed documentary RESTREPO took on new meaning last month when his partner, filmmaker, photographer and journalist Tim Hetherington was killed covering the fighting in Libya. We’ll revisit our June 2010 conversation with Sebastian Junger this hour in memory of Tim Hetherington […]