Tag: Afghanistan War

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The Fortune-Teller of Kabul

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

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A Thousand Splendid Stuns

Growing up Afghan in the era of the Afghanistan War.

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"I Just Wish for People to Give Me a Chance"

Omar Khadr was 15 when he was captured in Afghanistan in 2002. He was held in Guantanamo for years without charges. He was tortured. And earlier this month, after nearly 13 years behind bars, he was released on bail.

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The Pious Spy

A Taliban intelligence chief’s death and resurrection.

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Bad Lieutenant

A leading Guantanamo interrogator was once a Chicago police detective accused of police brutality.

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To Live and Die in Gitmo

What one sergeant says he saw before the alleged suicides of three detainees.

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Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley

Untouched by Western journalists except in the presence of American troops, Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley was once the most violent part of the Afghan War.

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The Making of a Narco State

Following the money and the opium in Afghanistan.

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My Terrifying Night With Afghanistan's Only Female Warlord

Inside the stronghold of Commander Pigeon, “collector of lost and exiled men.”

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Last Tango in Kabul

While war raged across Afghanistan, expats lived in a bubble of good times and easy money. But as the U.S. withdraws, life has taken a deadly turn.

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The Interpreters

The full text of a 20,000-word ebook on the interpreters who worked alongside American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, and their fates once they were no longer of service.

The Interpreters is also available free on Amazon.