TITLE

Five Years Later Afghanistan Faces New Threats From an Old Foe

AUTHOR(S)
Watson, Ivan
PUB. DATE
March 2007
SOURCE
Nieman Reports;Spring2007, Vol. 61 Issue 1, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the author's experience while on assignment in Afghanistan after the Taliban defeat. When he arrived in Afghanistan on October 8, 2001, his first images of the country were of an unpaved dirt runway, a donkey and a mud hut. Having heard stories about the Afghans' mythical fighting prowess, it was hard for him to imagine that American air strikes would make much of an impact on the Taliban.
ACCESSION #
24770605

 

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