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Blog: Troops who remain on the ground no longer try to sugarcoat the reality that the war has accomplished little of permanence.
As US soldiers leave, a mentorship program that brings together US military brass and Afghan political leaders will maintain some continuity.
As American troops come home, Western fast food shops and local businesses are leaving too.
Kandahar Airfield is unusually quiet and military contractors are looking for their next gigs. As Iraq falls apart, what will Afghanistan look like in a few years?
The strategically critical city of Kandahar will soon be without electricity after USAID's epic failure to finish a dam that has already cost half a billion dollars.
The past 12 years at war in Iraq and Afghanistan have given rise to an expansive (and amazing) new military vocabulary.
Combat situations are the bread and butter of infantrymen, but US forces are learning to go without as Afghans take over.
The measures soldiers take to defend themselves and their equipment have reached a new level as the threat of insider attacks rises.
Correspondent Ben Brody lands at Bagram Airfield, the largest US base in Afghanistan, to begin reporting on the US drawdown of troops.
As an unexpected result of the government's eradication program, it's a bad year for poppy farmers.
As the combat mission tapers off for Americans in Afghanistan, their working dogs find a new role.
Preparation to hand over US bases to Afghan forces is a huge undertaking for US troops.
GlobalPost correspondent Ben Brody describes the ground beneath his feet in Zabul Province.
A new unit of handpicked Afghan soldiers are now training to use American-built, armored personnel carriers. But they are costly and difficult to maintain.
US troops reduced to advisory role as Taliban begins its annual onslaught.
Misinformation is common among military leaders and truth is based on what you can see and who you can trust.
Correspondent Ben Brody has photographed the American military at war both as a soldier and a civilian. He reflects on his recent return to Afghanistan, and what has changed since the war has ended.
The concerns of the day compete with microphone feedback in the square, Cairo's cultural epicenter.
Some Cairenes got out onto the roads in celebration of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi's death Thursday.
Taliban fighters block a $266 million USAID project to finish the dam, thwarting a key piece of U.S. strategy in Afghanistan.