Afghanistan

Artificial Intelligence

The All-Girl Afghan Robotics Team Was Banned from Entering the US. Now It's Inspiring a Revolution

This weekend, the Afghan Dreamers won the Rookie Inspiration Award at the FIRST Robotics World Championship in Detroit.
Virginia Vigliar
5.1.18
SIGAR

The Pentagon Spent $60 Million on a Power Station in Afghanistan that Doesn’t Work

The US Army Corps of Engineers built an unsafe power station that isn’t even connected to a power source.
Matthew Gault
4.6.18
All Fronts

Why Is the Air Force Using Stealth Fighters to Blow Up Crude Drug Labs?

"The reality is we are fighting two wars, in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the F-22 has not performed a single mission in either theater."
David Axe
11.30.17
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America Wasted $160 Million Trying to Get Afghanistan to Use E-Payments

Will that be cash, charge, or bribe?
Matthew Gault
8.22.17
War on Drugs

The DEA's Opium War with the Taliban

The War on Drugs didn't work any better in Afghanistan than it did in America.
Austin Bodetti
6.12.17
climate change

The Taliban Want to Go Green

I asked the Taliban about their sudden interest in battling climate change.
Austin Bodetti
4.19.17
War Is Boring

The 'Mother of All Bombs' the US Dropped on Afghanistan Is Nasty, But Mostly for Show

It's unclear how much damage the bomb caused to its intended target—an ISIS tunnel complex—but it may not matter.
David Axe
4.14.17
Islam

As Afghanistan Comes Online, It Grapples With Its First Cyber Security Laws

The internet presents a new battlefield for the Afghan government as it prepares legislation to regulate and protect citizens online.
Ruchi Kumar
1.7.17
Drugs

This Heroin Epidemic Inspired a Bollywood Movie. But Nothing Has Changed.

An Indian state is trying to fight a rampant heroin epidemic once fueled by the police.
Sharanya Deepak
10.14.16
Health

Polio Could Be Eradicated Within One Year

The infectious disease famous for causing paralysis in the legs is on its way out, according to the WHO.
Louise Matsakis
4.11.16
war

The Problem With Biometrics at War

An excerpt from "All the Ways We Kill and Die," the forthcoming book by bestselling author Brian Castner.
Brian Castner
2.22.16
NEW YORK CITY

The Deadliest Blizzards in History, From Iran to New York City

From Scandinavian death marches to killer nor’easters.
Becky Ferreira
1.24.16
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