What The 6 Killed In Afghanistan Tell Us About The Military TodayPlay
It's been a week since six U.S. troops, all Air Force, were killed by a suicide bomber near Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. Their deaths are a tragic reminder that the war there is hardly over, even if the official NATO combat mission is. They also provide a snapshot of who's serving, and dying, with the U.S. military overseas.
Here & Now's Robin Young talks to Andrew Tilghman, senior writer for the Military Times, about those who died, and what they tell us about the current makeup of the military.
- Andrew Tilghman, senior writer for the Military Times. He tweets @andrewtilghman.
This segment aired on December 28, 2015.