The Angle



The struggle to interpret Afghanistan

by H.D.S. Greenway
Early in his presidency, Obama shifted the US military's focus away from Iraq and toward Afghanistan. While none of the numerous players in the conflict can say for sure whether his approach is correct, one thing is all too clear: The way forward is through a maze of conflicting interests and worldviews.
The Big Picture

April in Afghanistan

(REUTERS/Ahmad Masood)U.S. soldiers inspect the site of a suicide car bomb in Kabul on May 18, 2010.


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Making a difference

Making a difference
How one family turned the tragedy of their son's death in Iraq into a drive to make a difference.