March 13, 2013

Fear and Loathing in Afghanistan

The Independent | John Wendle | Maidan Shahr | Tuesday 12 March 2013 | US Special Forces were meant to bring stability to Maidan Wardak. But a recent string of atrocities - and now a murderous assault by a disgruntled local police officer - reveal a province in crisis as their mission nears its end -  Sayeed Agha woke just before 4am to pray. In the moonlight, he opened the door of his home and began to walk down the dirt road to his village mosque, passing the apple orchards that his province, Maidan Wardak, is famous for. (READ MORE)

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