Tag: afghanistan

44 articles

Doctors With Enemies

Did Afghan forces target the M.S.F. hospital?

Previously: Mattheiu Aikins on the Longform Podcast

Searching for Ground Truth in the Kunduz Hospital Bombing

Who authorized the bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan, and why?


Marcus Luttrell's Savior, Mohammad Gulab, Claims 'Lone Survivor' Got It Wrong

What happened to the Afghan timber worker after a 2005 battle was made into a book and feature film.


Mount Impossible: How a Disabled Veteran Conquered Kilimanjaro

Summiting one of the world’s toughest peaks gave Julian Torres something an IED blast in Afghanistan had taken away.


The Disappearing Soldier

An army vet vanishes in upstate New York.


A Deadly Deployment, a Navy SEAL’s Despair

The final days of the last Navy SEAL to die in Afghanistan.


Landays: Cries of the Pashtun Women

On the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, women express themselves through fierce short poems.


The Lost Buddhas of Bamiyan

Picking up the pieces in Afghanistan.

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Boys in Zinc

Testimonies about the Soviet war in Afghanistan, reported by the 2015 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature.


The Fortune-Teller of Kabul

Afghans have long visited falbin to have their futures foretold. Fundamentalist Muslim clerics hope to stop that.


The Pious Spy

A Taliban intelligence chief’s death and resurrection.


Exile On Charles Street

Hamid Karzai’s older brother owns a restaurant in Baltimore.