PLEDGE NOW
Here and Now with Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson
Public radio's live
midday news program
With sponsorship from
Mathworks - Accelerating the pace of engineering and science
Accelerating the pace
of engineering and science
Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Army Blames 'Boots On The Ground' For Failures In The Battle Of Wanat

United States Marine Cpl. Jesse Hopkins from Bravo Company of the 1st Battalion of the 2nd Marines fires a machine gun during a gun battle as part of an operation to clear the area of insurgents near Musa Qaleh, in northern Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan in 2010. (AP)

A firefight that cost nine American soldiers their lives in Afghanistan in 2008 is one of the most scrutinized of the 10-year war there. But now, the Army’s final report in the battle shifts the blame to lower level commanders in the field that day. This reverses the first investigation, which called for reprimands of higher level officers. Greg Jaffe of the Washington Post has been covering this story for two years and joins us with the latest.


Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

June 6 Comment

Introducing A New Here & Now Website

Coming June 9, 2016, Here & Now listeners and visitors will experience our stories and journalism online in a whole new way.

June 3 Comment

Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

June 3 3 Comments

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

June 2 13 Comments

Do Meal Kits Provide Great Taste Along With Convenience?

Resident chef Kathy Gunst tested a multitude of meal kits, and gives co-host Jeremy Hobson the inside scoop.