Air Dates: May 20-26, 2019
America’s war in Afghanistan is the longest war in the history of the United States. Katherine A. Brown served on the staff of the U.S. ambassador there in the years after 9/11 and she argues now that the role of the American press in Afghanistan is essential to understanding the conduct of the war.
Brown is the author of a compelling new book about the press and America’s war in Afghanistan, Your Country, Our War. She’s also the President and CEO of Global Ties U.S.
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