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Basketball Diaries: Afghanistan

Peretz Partensky | Posted 03.01.2013 | Impact
Peretz Partensky

Most of the Afghan basketball players stepped on the court barefoot; a few wore sandals, others worn-out dress shoes. In time, the hazy fog of Afghan players coalesced into human beings with names: Big Boy Nasrat, Fleet-footed Sudir, Haji Najib, Young Azar, Engineer Izatullah, Lefty Ashoq.

Sam Stein

Petraeus: We Won't Repeat Russia's Mistakes In Afghanistan | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

General David Petraeus said on Thursday that the United States fully understands the long history of defeats foreign powers have suffered in the hills...

Russian Diplomat To Obama: More Troops Won't Help In Afghanistan

McClatchy Washington Bureau | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The old diplomat sighed as he recalled his years in Afghanistan, and then leaned forward and said in a booming voice that no escalation of troops woul...