Emran Feroz is a journalist, author, and the founder of Drone Memorial, a virtual memorial for civilian drone strike victims. His work has appeared in Foreign Policy, The New York Times, Der Spiegel, The Columbia Journalism Review and many other publications. His upcoming book about America’s Longest War in Afghanistan will be published in the fall in Germany.
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This was the first time in years that we could travel to Bamiyan by car. The same trip was previously often life-threatening because of the unstable situation in Maidan Wardak province, a Taliban stronghold situated between Kabul and Bamiyan. A sizable number of Afghans praise this new reality and can travel the country for the very first time in their lifetime.
It’s fate that two former enemies ended up selling books together. But a sense of foreboding prevails about what lies ahead once the Taliban and the Afghan National Army join mortal combat without foreign forces as a buffer.
Western leftists think the CIA created al Qaeda by helping the mujahideen shoot down Russian helicopters. They’re wrong. The CIA program to arm anti-Soviet Afghan mujahideen with Stinger missiles saved lives.