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As a Marine Corps lieutenant, Sam Jacobson served as a rifle platoon commander in Iraq, and most recently as an advisor to an Afghan National Army infantry company in Helmand Province. His writing has appeared in Dissent and Commentary magazines.

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Radio-in-a-Box: Afghanistan's New Warrior-DJs (Part 2)

Posted July 18, 2011 | 18:24:20 (EST)

The Radio-in-a-Box (RIAB) is a source of news for the locals of Safar, a village in Helmand Province. But It takes more than national news to connect the citizens of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, which is why our radio station, 100 MhZ on your FM dial, plays today's hits...

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Radio-in-a-Box: Afghanistan's New Warrior-DJs

Posted July 13, 2011 | 12:42:01 (EST)

The News

"Will the sharwal please come to Rankel as soon as possible."

"Will the sharwal please come to Rankel as soon as possible."

Our civil affairs Marine needed to speak with the sharwal (town mayor) at our base, Combat Outpost (COP) Rankel, and a public radio message...

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