Sunny in Kabul

Hii, your posts about Afg are interesting, which city do you mean by Emerald city? :)

Kabul. Wizard of Oz. Karzai = mayor of Kabul.

Road Trip Afghanistan: Spring Break with O’Hanlon

Over the last several years, long-time friend of the blog and former physicist Michael O’Hanlon has established himself as the one of the foremost experts on Afghanistan, bringing to the discussion on the graveyard of common sense a stunning level of analytical acuity that could bring even the great Ken Hamto a stuttering halt. In a world transfixed by the likes of Honey Boo Boo and Femen, people…

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Someone let the Germans know they’re doing female engagement wrong. #CombatBurqua #BulletproofAfghans

I’m back from leave. Yeah, it’s gonna be like this. 

bulletproofafghans:

Someone let the Germans know they’re doing female engagement wrong. #CombatBurqua #BulletproofAfghans

I’m back from leave. Yeah, it’s gonna be like this. 

Warlords With Dark Pasts Battle in Afghan Election

OK, kids, get your Sith lord/GOT references out of the way now. Love this headline. 

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Kabuls kite runners.
photo credit: Neda Dehghani

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Kabuls kite runners.

photo credit: Neda Dehghani

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Afghan family test the bridge for IEDs. #ANP

Afghan family test the bridge for IEDs. #ANP

Afghan family learns to play the keyboard from Big.

Afghan family learns to play the keyboard from Big.

After all of this effort and all of this sacrifice and all of this progress, you’re back to a new safe haven for terrorists? It’s like, it just makes no sense.

No…not being in Pakistan makes no sense. A withdrawal? Genius.

I Storify: Jake Tapper’s Iraqistan Segment

It’s been a while since I posted anything from Storify on the blog. Or posted anything to Storify at all.

So naturally I take exception with Jake Tapper’s segment on the “zero option” in Afghanistan. (more…)

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I Storify: Jake Tapper’s Iraqistan Segment



It’s been a while since I posted anything from Storify on the blog. Or posted anything to Storify at all.

So naturally I take exception with Jake Tapper’s segment on the “zero option” in Afghanistan.

TWoD: Another Round in ISAF’s Twitter Slapfest with Pseudo Taliban Tweeps

Gotta admit, I kind of miss this:

Even in 2012, we were hope hope hoping that we could make internet access all about the win here. 

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An Afghan girl stands in the doorway of her house in the old sector of Herat, Afghanistan.

Love these shots. 

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An Afghan girl stands in the doorway of her house in the old sector of Herat, Afghanistan.

Love these shots. 

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BSA Watch GIF of the Day: this exclusive shot of what happens in Karzai’s mirror every day. 

BSA Watch GIF of the Day: this exclusive shot of what happens in Karzai’s mirror every day. 

This is what winning looks like: showing the ANA how to make…slides. 

This is what winning looks like: showing the ANA how to make…slides. 

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Kabul, Afghanistan.

What’s the Dari for “adorbs”?

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Kabul, Afghanistan.

What’s the Dari for “adorbs”?

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