Afghanistan’s second parliamentary election is happening on Saturday. Here are five things you need to know about it.
The U.S. military continues to insist that better roads are the key to securing Afghanistan, writes Joshua Foust. All evidence to the contrary.
This week on Need to Know: Life in a war zone. An embattled outpost where the U.S. military trains Afghan soldiers. Steve Mumford’s paintings of the war in Iraq. And a special pledge week edition of Next Week’s News.
A heavy metal band in Kabul, a peacock named Groundhog and an exchange of gunfire in a remote outpost. War artist Steve Mumford shares his experiences and drawings.
By Steve Mumford War artist Steve Mumford shares a dispatch from Afghanistan. Around 11 pm someone I’ve never met sitting at the next table pulls out a joint and offers me a hit. I’m working on my third glass of white wine and the proposal has an organic logic. I’m a little tired, having been [...]
In light of this week’s big news — the release of thousands of pages of confidential military documents on the war in Afghanistan — Andy has decided to leak a few secrets of his own.
This week on Need to Know: Could the WikiLeaks be dangerous? 100 days after the start of the oil spill in the Gulf, we check in on an ailing community in Grand Isle. Plus a look back at the life of prison reform advocate David Lewis.