This week, Gabe and Katy are once again joined by Afghanistan veteran Adrian Bonenberger to discuss counterinsurgency, the realities of military life, and what we learned in Episode 6, “5 O’Clock Shadow,” about Bowe Bergdahl’s experiences in Paktika Province. Plus: the surprising return of Adnan Syed and Asia McClain, in the first of a series of mini-episodes updating us on Syed’s hearing in Baltimore this week.
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