The claim that Western intervention in Afghanistan has dramatically improved life expectancy is a surprisingly durable myth.
Triumphant coalition statements about how much Afghanistan has changed should be treated with skepticism.
In a historic first, three women graduated from US Marine infantry training school Thursday. But unlike their male counterparts, they won't be assigned to infantry units.
A grand council of elders in Afghanistan is debating the presence of US troops in the country beyond 2014. What is it and how does it work?