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Shadowing U.S. troops in Taliban country

November 2, 2009 | 2 Comments

The Army had this elaborate plan to find the caves. Dozens of soldiers would be dropped via helicopter into an isolated valley in Taliban country, each carrying enough equipment, food and water for several days...

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A Camel Caravan

October 19, 2009 | 1 Comments

The Americans left the earthen walls of their base around dawn, taking a left on the dusty unpaved path that runs outside, in the direction of the boarder with Pakistan.  But they weren’t going that...

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Life in Afghanistan Today

October 9, 2009 | 0 Comments

Everyone is asking me if things have changed in Afghanistan since 2002, when I was last here.  Of course it’s a too-simple question, with a non-answer: they have, and they haven’t.  Kabul for instance is...

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KORENGAL VALLEY, AFGHANISTAN: Afghan elders of the Korengal Valley arrive for a meeting with U.S. and Afghan military officials October 30, 2008 at the Korengal Outpost in eastern Afghanistan. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) Getty...

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Surviving Childbirth In Kabul

November 12, 2007 | 0 Comments

Paula Bronstein/Getty Images Kabul, Afghanistan: I came to the Malalai hospital to shoot a story on surviving childbirth. The maternity facility delivers an average of 60-100 babies a day. In Afghanistan, one in nine Afghan...

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