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SmartHER News is created and hosted by Jenna Lee Babin.
A Daughter's Mission
The daughter of the first American killed in combat in the War on Terror returns to SmartHER News to tell the true story of her father - his work for the CIA and the mysterious American he encountered in Afghanistan before he was killed - providing fresh reflection on a big story that few are talking about.
Capturing The Falling Man
Photojournalist Richard Drew has spent more than five decades with the Associated Press. On the morning of September 11th, 2001, while on assignment for Fashion Week in New York City, a call from his editor sent Richard racing to downtown Manhattan with only a brief description - "A plane has hit the World Trade Center."
Ending The Long War
The United States ended the war in Afghanistan but is the battle truly over or just beginning a new chapter?
Leading analyst, Thomas Joscelyn, Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and Senior Editor, FDD’s Long War Journal, provides unique insight on the past, present, and future of the nation's longest war.
Full interview on our website. It’s the first big image that pops up when you click on SmartHERnews.com
Afghanistan-A Veteran's Take
Travis Mills s one of the few surviving quadruple amputees in the nation.
On his third deployment to Afghanistan, while on patrol, he put his backpack down on an improvised explosive device (IED). He lost both arms and both legs to his injuries.
Listen to Travis’ perspective on what it’s like to fight the Taliban, what he thinks about America’s contribution to the fight against terror, and how he’s navigated overcoming tough times to find peace.
Afghanistan: Inside A Fallen City
Less than 48 hours after we first spoke with writer and journalist Hollie McKay she found herself in a city taken over by the Taliban.
Dispatch From Afghanistan: Hollie McKay
Writer/Journalist Hollie McKay has traveled all over the world, to the most dangerous areas, during the most deadly conflicts, to tell the stories only few will hear. She speaks to us from Afghanistan as the Taliban surge around the city she reports from, Mazar-I-Sharif. A truly unique perspective on a developing chapter in America's longest war and for the people of Afghanistan. @holliesmckay
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