The Afghans of Kunduz, one of whom killed his only lamb and fed it to my wife Feyza and me as a sign of honor and gratitude during our visit to his house, have once again been propelled back into a medieval prison camp.
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Offering an escape from the prison of traditional Afghan attitudes towards women would be the most important thing that we could leave behind as we pull out our troops.
Operation Enduring Freedom -- the dreadfully misnamed ten-year US occupation of Afghanistan -- has turned into Operation Enduring Misery.
A suicide bomber killed my old friend, Professor Burhanuddin Rabbani, former president of Afghanistan, last week in Kabul, shaking his war-scarred nation to its core.
The current strategy in Afghanistan is so flawed, primarily due to a lack of feedback from native Afghans, that it's beyond "tweaking." It's in need of an entirely new indigenous remedy.
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