U.S. blunders in Afghanistan recall Vietnam

The stark missteps recorded in the Afghanistan Papers recalled an historic about-face by an architect of the U.S. war in Vietnam. He was Robert McNamara, the Defense secretary who played a key role in escalating the conflict, only to end up wrestling with his...
Cricket outsider Afghanistan pursues an epic odyssey

Cricket outsider Afghanistan pursues an epic odyssey

By John Mehaffey The expression on Afghanistan cricket captain Gulbadin Naib’s face betrayed his dismay. A torrent of words detailed his deep unhappiness about his team’s performance at the World Cup in England. A side with a most romantic backstory had failed to win...