Kam Air, accused by a US general of bulk opium smuggling, was exonerated by Afghan investigators. Now it has a green light to bid for US government contracts.
Pakistan's military has responded to Taliban attacks with air strikes in the tribal belt near the Afghan border. But it lacks a comprehensive strategy for combating the militant group.
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.