Climbing the rickety metal staircase is precarious enough if you aren’t on crutches, but it’s simply dangerous if you are. At the top is the […]
A soldier from Dalton, Massachusetts died this week in Afghanistan.
In Afghanistan, where most people are illiterate and live in areas without paved roads or regular electricity, a state-of-the-art smart-chip ID card may seem extravagant. […]
After a report in The New York Times this week, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has acknowledged that the CIA has been secretly delivering bags of […]
Much has changes since last November when Afghans were praising Pakistan for saying it would no longer support the Taliban, and would instead work for […]
Despite Afghanistan’s fierce winter, it’s rare to find a house with insulation or a modern heating system. So Afghans rely on bukharis, stoves that look […]
The NATO campaign is now in a new phase. After years of fighting the Taliban and bolstering anemic local governance, NATO troops are handing those […]
Lucy is a stereotypically giddy black labradoodle. She’s not what you picture when you think of a military dog serving on the front lines in […]
In addition to training and equipping Afghan soldiers, U.S. forces in Afghanistan have another critical mission: packing up more than 11 years’ worth of equipment […]
Afghan President Hamid Karzai issued a decree in 2009 banning violence against women. But the parliament, which is currently on its winter recess, has been […]
Over the years, al-Qaida has recruited young men in the Arab world, Africa and Central Asia, including Afghanistan. The group has also had some success […]
The Muhammad Mustafa mosque sits in a fairly well-off part of Kabul where government employees and some high-ranking officials live. Muhammad Ehsan Saiqal, a moderate, […]
The U.S. and the international community have pledged $16 billion to support Afghan security forces after NATO troops complete their draw down at the end […]
In Afghanistan, there was no sound of music when the Taliban ruled from 1996 to 2001. The Islamist militants destroyed music CDs and instruments and […]
The new U.S. military policy on women serving in combat roles was crafted in Washington, but it will play out in places like Afghanistan.