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Media Roundtable: The US Legacy In Afghanistan

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On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we're discussing the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan and the future of the country as the Taliban is expanding its sphere of influence. How are the media looking back at the legacy of the US invasion and devastation?


Ali Latifi, independent journalist based in Kabul

Web Resources:

Aljazeera: Afghans say recent Taliban advances forced them to take up arms

Aljazeera: What happened to prisoners at Bagram, ‘Afghanistan’s Guantanamo’?

The New York Times Times: Afghan War Casualty Report: July 2021

The PBS NewsHour: Afghan militias forced to fight Taliban blame America’s ‘abandonment’

Malihe Razazan is the senior producer of KALW's daily call-in program, Your Call.
Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.