David Rohde

from The Great Debate:

New steps to bring U.S. hostages home, offer families help

By David Rohde
June 29, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama pauses while announcing a change in U.S. policy in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington

President Barack Obama pauses while announcing a change in U.S. policy on kidnappings in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, June 24, 2015.REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Exclusive: Detainee alleges CIA sexual abuse, torture beyond Senate findings

By David Rohde
June 2, 2015

  khan.jpg Majid Khan in a 2009 handout photograph taken at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base released on June 1, 2015. REUTERS/CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS

Majid Khan in a 2009 handout photograph taken at Guantanamo Bay released on June 1, 2015.
REUTERS/CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS

from The Great Debate:

Hostage deaths prove it’s time to rein in ‘signature’ drone strikes

By David Rohde
April 28, 2015

American hostage Warren Weinstein is shown in this image captured from an undated video courtesy of SITE Intelligence Group

American hostage Warren Weinstein is shown in this image captured from an undated video courtesy of SITE Intelligence Group. Reuters/SITE/As-Sahab Media released by SITE Intelligence Group/Handout via Reuters

Exclusive: U.S. likely to delay planned closure of two Afghanistan bases

By Reuters Staff
March 18, 2015

WASHINGTON | BY ARSHAD MOHAMMED, DAVID ROHDE AND PHIL STEWART U.S. soldiers from 5-20 infantry Regiment attached to 82nd Airborne walk while on patrol in Zharay district in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan April 24, 2012. REUTERS/BAZ RATNER

U.S. soldiers from 5-20 infantry Regiment attached to 82nd Airborne walk while on patrol in Zharay district in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan April 24, 2012.
REUTERS/BAZ RATNER

Special Report: How Syria policy stalled under the ‘analyst in chief’

By Reuters Staff
October 9, 2014

WASHINGTON | BY DAVID ROHDE AND WARREN STROBEL President Obama speaks on the phone from the Oval Office, September 10, 2014. REUTERS/KEVIN LAMARQUE

President Obama speaks on the phone from the Oval Office, September 10, 2014.
REUTERS/KEVIN LAMARQUE

Did America’s policy on ransom contribute to James Foley’s killing?

By David Rohde
August 20, 2014

 

James Foley, Aleppo, Syria - 08/12

Somewhere in the desert of eastern Syria, a militant from the Islamic State beheaded the American journalist James Foley this week. The killer and his terrorist group are responsible for Foley’s death. They should be the focus of public anger.

As Ukrainian forces advance, Putin plays a double game

By David Rohde
July 14, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives at the Planalto Palace before a meeting with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia, July 14, 2014. REUTERS/UESLEI MARCELINO

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives at the Planalto Palace before a meeting with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia, July 14, 2014.
REUTERS/UESLEI MARCELINO

Special Report: How Iraq’s Maliki defined limits of U.S. power

By Reuters Staff
June 30, 2014

BY WARREN STROBELMISSY RYAN, DAVID ROHDE AND NED PARKER U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki arrive to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, in this December 12, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/JONATHAN ERNST/FILES

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and Iraq’s Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki arrive to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, in this December 12, 2011 file photo.
REUTERS/JONATHAN ERNST/FILES

from The Great Debate:

Bergdahl reveals the impossible choices faced by hostages’ families

By David Rohde
June 6, 2014

U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl waits in a pick-up truck before he is freed at the Afghan border

The furor surrounding the exchange of five Taliban prisoners for Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl this week has exposed the murky world -- and impossible choices -- of the families of Americans taken captive by militants.

Obama’s counterterrorism doctrine: Let locals lead the fight

By David Rohde
June 4, 2014
Congolese peacekeepers from the Multinational Force of Central Africa listen to morning instructions from their commander at the FOMAC base in Bossangoa, Central African Republic, November 25, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney

Congolese peacekeepers from the Multinational Force of Central Africa listen to morning instructions from their commander at the FOMAC base in Bossangoa, Central African Republic, November 25, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney