For Bravo Company at Combat Outpost Charkh in Afghanistan, the insurgent attacks have become like clockwork."They attack right at nightfall, 15 minutes before dark," says Sgt. Jonathan Ray, sitting in the dirt on a rooftop bunker in the middle of the bazaar in Charkh village.
The death of Osama bin Laden is not likely to alter the basics of American foreign policy, but it may well provide added leverage for U.S. counterterrorism efforts — and it's certain to prompt a reappraisal of America's already fraught relations with Pakistan.For a decade, U.S.
The news of Osama bin Laden's killing was met with cautious excitement by many men from Bravo Company, 1st Battalion 5th Marines in Helmand River Valley — allegedly one of the most dangerous regions of Afghanistan.The event is a "notch in the belt," one Marine told NPR photographer David Gilkey
As the Chicago Tribune's South Asia bureau chief from 2004 to 2009, Kim Barker witnessed Afghanistan go from Bush’s “Forgotten War” to Obama’s “Good War.” Barker details the transitions in her book The Taliban Shuffle: Strange days in Afghanistan and Pakistan.