Ann Jones is a journalist and author whose works include Kabul in Winter (2006) and War Is Not Over When It’s Over (2010), both from Metropolitan Books. Her latest book is called They Were Soldiers: How the Wounded Return From America's Wars—The Untold Story. She lives in Norway.
The US has three lousy options with Afghanistan. Pick one.
Why Afghan history is a sobering antidote to the relentless optimism of the American military.
How one citizen got placd on a no-pay list in America's new security-happy landscape.
A new edict from the United Nations Security Council could put women at the center of peace processes in Afghanistan and around the world.
Female Engagement Teams join the counterinsurgency.
I know Bibi Aisha, the woman on the Time cover. But the logic of those who use her image to argue for the war escapes me. The question her story raises is, What Happens if We Stay?
MRAPs, sprained ankles, air conditioning, farting contests and other snapshots from the American war in Afghanistan.
But the war machine grinds on and on and on.
Women belong at the center of the debate over the Afghan war, not on the margins.
Whatever the debate in Washington, Congressional and military scenarios for training a vast Afghan Army will never come true.