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Guard Brigadier General Headed To Afghanistan
Wednesday, 12/09/09
By Jane Lindholm
The Vermont National Guard's 2nd in command will be among the 1500 guard soldiers headed to Afghanistan in the New Year.  Brigadier General Jonathan Farnham will be leading a new organization monitoring the training of Afghan security forces. 
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Guard Soldiers Depart For Training
Monday, 12/07/09
By Steve Zind
300 Vermont National Guard soldiers left for training in Indiana over the weekend. For them and the twelve hundred army guard members who'll follow, it's the final training stop before they deploy to Afghanistan early next year. 
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Guard Soldiers Headed To Afghanistan Get Sendoff
Friday, 10/30/09
By Steve Zind
The largest deployment of the Vermont National Guard in the past 60 years got underway this week. 
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Norwich Class Prepares Cadets For Deployment
Thursday, 10/29/09
By Steve Zind
A number of Norwich University's Corps of Cadets belong to the Vermont National Guard - and they're preparing to deploy to Afghanistan. For some, part of that preparation has included taking a class to help them better deal with the changes they're about to experience.
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VT Edition: Families coping with deployment
Thursday, 10/08/09
By Steve Zind
VPR's Steve Zind talks with Larry Doane, who commands Bravo Troop, first of the 172nd Cavalry of the Vermont National Guard and who will be deployed to Afghanistan in the coming months.
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Guard soldiers and families prepare for deployment
Tuesday, 09/29/09
By Jane Lindholm
As the Vermont National Guard prepares for a large deployment of soldiers to Afghanistan, staff psychologists and the family readiness program are working to ensure that both soldiers and family members are mentally prepared for war.
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National Guard announces details of Afghanistan deployment
Thursday, 07/02/09
By Steve Zind
Fifteen-hundred members of the Vermont Army Guard will go to Afghanistan early next year.  It will be the largest deployment of Vermont Guard members since World War II.
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Afghanistan Plan Draws Concern From Vt. Delegation
Wednesday, 12/02/09
By Bob Kinzel
All 3 members of Vermont's Congressional delegation say they have serious reservations about President Obama's plan to send 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan.
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President Obama Addresses The Nation On Afghanistan
Tuesday, 12/01/09
VPR broadcast live President Obama's address to the nation on Tuesday December 1 at 8.  He announced his plan for the future of American forces in Afghanistan.
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VT Edition: Sarah Chayes
Monday, 11/16/09
By Jane Lindholm
Sarah Chayes speaks with VPR's Jane Lindholm about her experiences in Afghanistan and her work with a cooperative that makes skin care products from local crops.
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Welch concerned about plan to increase troops in Afghanistan
Friday, 09/04/09
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman Peter Welch says he thinks the Obama administration is engaging in "nation building" policies in Afghanistan, and that that's the wrong approach to take.
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VT Edition: Peter Galbraith on Afghanistan and the International Community
Thursday, 09/24/09
By Jane Lindholm
Amid meetings at the UN in New York this week, US envoy to the United Nations mission in Afghanistan Peter Galbraith joins VPR's Jane Lindholm to discuss Afghan politics and the role of the international community in creating stability there.
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Guard Soldiers Headed To Afghanistan Get Sendoff
Friday, 10/30/09
By Steve Zind
The largest deployment of the Vermont National Guard in the past 60 years got underway this week. 
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Commentaries
Doane: Advancing in Afghanistan
Tuesday, 09/22/09
By Larry Doane
The commander of American forces in Afghanistan recently delivered his assessment of the current situation to the Obama administration.  As the President considers this report and a shift in strategy, commentator Larry Doane is thinking about what the best way forward might be.  
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Seamans: Obama and Afghanistan
Wednesday, 09/30/09
By Bill Seamans
Commentator Bill Seamans has been thinking about President Obama, Afghanistan and what lies ahead.
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Dunsmore: Afghanistan
Friday, 10/09/09
By Barrie Dunsmore
President Barack Obama is struggling with the most important national security decision of his presidency so far- whether to send more American troops to Afghanistan. This morning, veteran ABC News diplomatic correspondent and VPR commentator Barrie Dunsmore looks at Obama’s quandary.
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Mares: Options in Afghanistan
Tuesday, 10/20/09
By Bill Mares
Like most of us, commentator Bill Mares doesn’t have a solution for the Afghanistan quagmire.  Indeed, with  the help of two long-time observers on the situation,  he has more questions.
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VT Edition: Pam Blair's Sons Deploy to Afghanistan
Monday, 11/02/09
By Steve Zind
Pam Blair's two sons are in the Vermont National Guard and both left last week on a deployment that will take them to Afghanistan.  VPR's Steve Zind spoke with her last week about what she's feeling as her sons prepared to leave.
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Vt. delegation questions more troops for Afghanistan
Monday, 10/05/09
By Bob Kinzel
Members of Vermont's congressional delegation are skeptical about sending thousands of additional troops to Afghanistan.
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VT Edition: Senator Patrick Leahy
Friday, 10/02/09
By Bob Kinzel
VPR's Bob Kinzel talks with Senator Patrick Leahy about health care reform, climate change, Iran, and troop deployment in Afghanstan.
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UN envoy Galbraith removed from post
Wednesday, 09/30/09
By Jane Lindholm
Vermonter Peter Galbraith is being recalled from his diplomatic post in Kabul after a disagreement over how to address disputed election results in that country. Galbraith served as second-in-command of the United Nations mission in Afghanistan.
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Aftermath of Afghan elections
Thursday, 09/24/09
By Jane Lindholm
Diplomat Peter Galbraith joins us to discuss the accusations of fraud in Afghanistan's elections. The Vermonter serves as a deputy chief for the united Nations in Kabul. Also, an examination of politics and budgets numbers in the layoff of state workers that is set to begin. And trip into farm fields with the Vermont FoodBank's gleaning program.
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Dubie says it's too early to say what Guard's mission will be in Afghanistan
Tuesday, 09/08/09
By Jane Lindholm
Vermont National Guard Adjutant General Michael Dubie says that while the Guard's upcoming mission in Afghanistan may be changing, it's too soon to know for sure what that entails.
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VT Edition: Maj. Gen. Michael Dubie on Afghanistan
Tuesday, 09/08/09
By Jane Lindholm
Vermont's Adjutant General talks about a changing mission in Afghanistan, and how Vermont's National Guard troops are preparing for deployment.
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Vermont Edition: Congressman Peter Welch
Friday, 09/04/09
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman Peter Welch discusses the future of health care reform and whether he'll vote in favor of a bill that doesn't include a public plan.
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