Tag: ISAF

Afghan Children: Growing Up With Drones and Landmines

Afghan Children: Growing Up With Drones and Landmines

Childhood in Afghanistan is about constantly living in fear of death from skies. A Predator drone can reach an altitude of 25,000 feet and hover at such heights for up to 40 hours. Yet, fair weather permitting, the buzz of its propellers can be perceptible to those who happen to fall under its...

Afghanistan: Goodbye to All That?

Afghanistan: Goodbye to All That?

As the US prepares to exit Afghanistan, what will be the consequences? Background As the conflict in Afghanistan enters its 12th year, the US is poised to withdraw 34,000 troops from the war-torn country by next year. The consequences of the withdrawal will be enormous. The Taliban remain a...

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