Every year, ABC News and the BBC team up with other news organizations to conduct a poll of Afghans to see how things are going. Not well, it would seem, after an upswing in 2009.
The NYT pulled together a photo gallery from staff photographer Damon Winter that he shot in Afghanistan with an iPhone and the Hipstamatic photography app. It’s pretty awesome. (Seen via Twitter)
Wanna know what combat is like? Restrepo, about the Afghanistan mission, may be its pure cinematic distillation.
A routine patrol in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province turned deadly. Four Canadian soldiers and Calgary Herald reporter Michelle Lang died in an IED blast near Kandahar city. The soldiers’ deaths bring the military total to 138. Lang is the fifth Canadian civilian to be killed in Afghanistan, but the first journalist to die there.
Melissa Fung and Graeme Smith talked about their respective experiences in Afghanistan and the conditions under which Canadian reporters work there at a Canadian Journalism Foundation event on Tuesday. Fung is a CBC reporter who got snatched there by criminals while on her second assignment in the conflict-ridden country. Smith spent three years in Afghanistan [...]
The Korengal Valley has seen some of the most vicious fighting in Afghanistan (see this past post). And as a result, it’s become a must-see destination for bang-bang reporters.
On Sunday, a number of co-ordinated attacks were carried out on U.S. and Afghan military outposts in the Korengal Valley of eastern Afghanistan. Hmm. Who do we know that does stuff like that?
The Korengal Valley of eastern Afghanistan is relatively close to the location in Pakistan where al Qaeda number-two Ayman al-Zawahri came within a few hours of getting his ticket punched. The opponents of the 173rd Airborne Combat Brigade Team are a mixture of local and foreign fighters. The secret in winning militarily may well be [...]
The Globe and Mail’s Paul Koring and Graeme Smith have written a very sobering assessment of the situation on the ground in Afghanistan.