Development

Everyday Courage

Too often we hear “Taliban” and we think only of a violent enemy, bent on killing foreigners. While there is truth to that, one afternoon in February 2006, while riding in a Land Cruiser down a dusty road in Badghis province in northwest Afghanistan, I experienced something much different.

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Beyond the 'War on Terror'

A stark reality for the people of Afghanistan is their daily struggle against extreme poverty. Unemployment is almost 40 percent, according to a U.S. government estimate from 2008 (later statistics are hard to come by). Because of this, many Afghans lack access to basic health care, education, food, and other needs.

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