Tag: Afghanistan War

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The Citizen-Soldier

“In some ways, joining the military is an act of faith in one’s country—an act of faith that the country will use your life well.”

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Doctors With Enemies

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

Previously: Mattheiu Aikins on the Longform Podcast
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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.

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The Man Who Made Millions Off the Afghan War

How a young Afghan trucking-company owner became spectacularly rich.

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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.