Disability can be a life-changing experience, particularly for U.S. military personnel injured on duty. But the medical and rehabilitative assistance available for wounded American soldiers can help most find ways to re-integrate into society to deal with the new challenges they face. But the same cannot be said for injured or disabled Afghan soldiers. Samir Rassoly of VOA’s Afghan Service filed this report, narrated by Brian Allen.
Accepting refugees into the United States is a hot button political issue. But the debate has not discouraged humanitarian efforts by Americans who are helping immigrants start new lives. VOA's Nilofar Mughal visited a neighborhood in Maryland where incoming refugee families are helped by people who were once refugees themselves.
American trading partners are criticizing the Trump administration's proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports into the United States. Many analysts say the situation could lead to a new trade war, which could hit developing countries as well as big economies. Henry Ridgwell reports.
Despite opposition from many in his own party and warnings of retaliation by US trading partners abroad, President Donald Trump on Thursday rolled out tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, crossing off a major item on his trade agenda. The move came on the same day 11 countries signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal, without the U.S., as VOA's Bill Gallo reports.