September 20, 2012
America Has Lost the Afghan War
Arif Rafiq, Foreign Policy
In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the plight of the Afghan woman was a minor, but important part of the narrative that shaped the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan. Girls, for the first time in years, headed to schools, and women -- at least in Kabul -- were able to move without the blue shuttlecock burqas that symbolized their bondage under the Taliban.
TAGGED: Afghanistan, United States