Tag: afghanistan

  • Reporter Says Taliban Forced Her to Publicly Retract Accurate Articles – The New York Times

    Reporter Says Taliban Forced Her to Publicly Retract Accurate ArticlesA veteran war reporter in Afghanistan was told she would go to jail if she didn’t tweet an apology for her reporting. She has since safely left the country.Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/20/business/media/taliban-reporter-lynne-odonnell.htmlIn one of the coerced tweets, posted on Tuesday, Ms. O’Donnell wrote: “l apologize for 3 or […]

  • The Soldiers Came Home Sick. The Government Denied It Was Responsible. – The New York Times

    The Soldiers Came Home Sick. The Government Denied It Was Responsible.U.S. service members and veterans have long insisted that the military’s garbage-disposal fires in war zones made them ill. Why were their claims stonewalled for so long?Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/11/magazine/military-burn-pits.htmlA burn pit is exactly what it sounds like: A hole is dug in the ground and filled […]

  • Afghanistan Has Become the World’s Largest Humanitarian Crisis | The New Yorker

    Afghanistan Has Become the World’s Largest Humanitarian CrisisFour months after the Biden Administration withdrew U.S. troops, more than twenty million Afghans are on the brink of famine.via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/news/dispatch/afghanistan-has-become-the-worlds-largest-humanitarian-crisisThe face of a commander from the southern city of Kandahar was so badly burned that his nose was a smooth, flat scar in the […]

  • The Secret History of the U.S. Diplomatic Failure in Afghanistan

    The Secret History of the U.S. Diplomatic Failure in AfghanistanA trove of unreleased documents reveals a dispiriting record of misjudgment, hubris, and delusion that led to the fall of the Western-backed government.via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/12/20/the-secret-history-of-the-us-diplomatic-failure-in-afghanistanThe debates and decisions in Washington, Kabul, and Doha that preceded the Islamic Republic’s fall took place largely in private. […]

  • As a Secret Unit Pounded ISIS, Civilian Deaths Mounted – The New York Times

    Civilian Deaths Mounted as Secret Unit Pounded ISISAn American strike cell alarmed its partners as it raced to defeat the enemy.Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/12/us/civilian-deaths-war-isis.htmlAs bad strikes mounted, the four military officials said, Talon Anvil’s partners sounded the alarm. Pilots over Syria at times refused to drop bombs because Talon Anvil wanted to hit questionable targets in densely […]

  • Inside the Fall of Kabul: An On-the-Ground Account – The New York Times

    Inside the Fall of KabulAgainst all predictions, the Taliban took the Afghan capital in a matter of hours. This is the story of why and what came after, by a reporter and photographer who witnessed it all.Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/10/magazine/fall-of-kabul-afghanistan.htmlAfter flying for more than an hour, the three presidential helicopters arrived at the Uzbekistan border and landed; […]

  • Who Gets to Escape the Taliban | The New Yorker

    Who Gets to Escape the TalibanThe chaotic American withdrawal forced individual soldiers, aid workers, and journalists to decide which Afghans would be saved.via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/news/dispatch/who-gets-to-escape-the-talibanWhat became apparent at the gates of the Baron is that there was no American strategy for leaving Afghanistan—none that considered the future of the Afghans left behind. President […]

  • The Other Afghan Women | The New Yorker

    The Other Afghan WomenIn the countryside, the endless killing of civilians turned women against the occupiers who claimed to be helping them.via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/09/13/the-other-afghan-womenDado went even further. In March, 2003, U.S. soldiers visited Sangin’s governor—Dado’s brother—to discuss refurbishing a school and a health clinic. Upon leaving, their convoy came under fire, and Staff […]

  • Biden’s Chaotic Withdrawal from Afghanistan Is Complete | The New Yorker

    Biden’s Chaotic Withdrawal from Afghanistan Is CompleteThe U.S. has extricated its military from a two-decade-long conflict, but the country, and tens of thousands of Afghan allies, have been abandoned to the Taliban.via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/bidens-chaotic-withdrawal-from-afghanistan-is-completeA high-school teacher at an American school in Taiwan tried to fly out seven young leaders and their families. Working […]

  • The Veterans Struggling to Save Afghan Allies | The New Yorker

    The Veterans Struggling to Save Afghan AlliesFor many who served in Afghanistan, the flawed evacuation efforts have brought feelings of shame and betrayal.via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-veterans-struggling-to-save-afghan-allies“Do you understand what it’s like to have people send you messages saying, ‘You promised me you’d get me out,’ ‘I’m being hunted,’ ‘You can’t get me out,’ ‘Why […]

  • Can Afghanistan’s Leading Broadcaster Survive the Taliban? – The New York Times

    Can Afghanistan’s Leading Broadcaster Survive the Taliban?Tolo came to prominence with hard-hitting news, raucous reality shows and lurid Turkish soap operas. Now there are ominous signs that a violent media clampdown is underway.Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/30/world/afghanistan-tolo-taliban.htmlBut journalists and human rights advocates say there are ominous signs that a violent media clampdown is underway. Taliban fighters hunted a […]

  • American Purpose After the Fall of Kabul | The New Yorker

    American Purpose After the Fall of KabulSoldiers were told that we were champions of the rights of mankind.via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/american-purpose-after-the-fall-of-kabulThe next time that feeling comes around, remember what it wrought. 9/11 unified America. It overcame partisan divides, bound us together, and gave us the sense of common purpose so lacking in today’s poisonous […]