In this image taken from video obtained from the Voice Of Jihad Website, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan. On June 4, 2014, the Taliban released a video showing the handover of Bergdahl to US forces in eastern Afghanistan, touting the swap of the American soldier for five Taliban detainees from Guantanamo as a significant achievement for the insurgents.
Triumphant coalition statements about how much Afghanistan has changed should be treated with skepticism.
The NGO Zardozi helps women in Afghanistan start their own businesses by using a skill that most of them already know: sewing.
Much of the Soviets' development work got wiped out by a civil war in the 1990s. But the scope of the effort then was limited compared with the work today.