iOS app Android app

Wardak

The Ghost and the Machine

Kathy Kelly | Posted 04.30.2012 | World
Kathy Kelly

Fazillah, age 25, lives in Maidan Shar, the central city of Afghanistan's Wardak province. She married about six years ago, and gave birth to a son, Aymal, who just turned five. His father was killed by an American bomber plane, remote-controlled by computer.

Afghan Parliament Election 2010: Ballot-Stuffing Witnessed In Wardak

The Christian Science Monitor | Anand Gopal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

"There were almost no elections in Wardak," said Ghulam Hassan, a local elder. "The votes were stolen right in front of our eyes." The turn of events...

Rethink Afghanistan (VIDEO): What Does it Mean to Be Less Safe?

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

We have around 100,000 soldiers in Afghanistan. We've given them an impossible task (Here's some cash and a machine gun, now go make a state), and every time we have a raid like the one in our video, their job gets harder.