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Prisoner of the Taliban

In February of 2008, acclaimed journalist Jere Van Dyk was ambushed and taken captive by the Taliban in a remote area on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. The harrowing ordeal lasted some 45 days, with the prospect of a quick and violent death ever-present. Van Dyk joins us Wednesday on State of Affairs to share his story, and his broad knowledge of the Taliban, as detailed in his book, “Captive: My Time as a Prisoner of the Taliban.”  Listen to the Show

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In February of 2008, acclaimed journalist Jere Van Dyk was ambushed and taken captive by the Taliban in a remote area on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. The harrowing ordeal lasted some 45 days, with the prospect of a quick and violent death ever-present. Van Dyk joins us Wednesday on State of Affairs to share his story, and his broad knowledge of the Taliban, as detailed in his book, “Captive: My Time as a Prisoner of the Taliban.”

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