A girl stands in the middle of a poppy field as Marines pass by on patrol.
May 13, 2011 Poppy is a key crop in the deadly Sangin District, and in a way, flowers fuel the fight: The Taliban earns hundreds of millions of dollars from the drug trade, which supplies 90 percent of the world's raw opium used for heroin. And during harvest season, fighting practically comes to a halt.
A Bravo Company Marine from Camp Pendleton, Calif., patrols in the Helmand River Valley in southern Afghanistan on Monday.
May 2, 2011 NPR's David Gilkey, embedded with Marines in Afghanistan, asks a few men what they think of the news.
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September 21, 2010 Obama's choice to lead the Marine Corps says repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell would hurt morale.
July 26, 2010 The Marine Combat Art Program sends U.S. troops into war to paint. Now, the future of the program is in question.
July 12, 2010 Marine general upbeat on sudden change of governor in Marjah, Afghanistan.
March 8, 2010 NPR ran a riveting 9-minute piece where a reporter captured a battle in Afghanistan against the Taliban. It included the moments before one Marine died. Some listeners thought it powerful journalism; some found it offensive. Among them was the fam...
April 13, 2009 An intimate and anecdotal look at the Afghanistan army, courtesy of The Guardian.
August 4, 2008 Should photographers be able to take photographs of dead servicemen on the battlefield?
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September 11, 2007 Today, in our morning meeting, we had a few more recent college grads than usual (new intern, and a couple of young ex-interns, etc.). The group -- besides making me feel ancient -- agreed that dialogue, and protest, about the Iraq war was more ab...
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August 29, 2007 They're still calling the search for those six miners trapped in Utah a rescue effort, but it's been more than three weeks now since the collapse and hope is
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