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Chandrasekaran takes his title from an earlier effort to help Afghanistan. In the 1950s the Afghan king set out to bring prosperity to the rural southern region of his country through a huge development project supported by Afghan and American money.
Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images There is nothing inevitable about the way things have turned out in Afghanistan . Afghans do not appreciate foreign troops on their soil more than any other people, but in 2001, after two decades of war and five years of
During the early years of this century, Washington Post reporter Rajiv Chandrasekaran risked his life traveling throughout Iraq . His excellent reporting exposed the outright lies, half truths and self deceptions being disseminated by President
A soldier of the Afghanistan National Army checks a villager during a patrol in Sangin, Helmand Province, 2012. Photograph: Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images In the spring of 2002, the American army arrived in force in Afghanistan . Its main base was at
A new book released in the US has already begun ruffling feathers north of the border. In Little America: The War within the War for Afghanistan, author Rajiv Chandrasekaran reveals that senior American commanders believed their Canadian military
Canada's military effort in Kandahar has been heavily criticized and seriously misrepresented in a new book by a reporter and associate editor from the Washington Post who also wrote the highly regarded "Imperial Life in the Emerald City" about the U.
Video The United States made remarkable progress in part of southern Afghanistan with the deployment of thousands of Marines. But was it worth it? (Rajiv Chandrasekaran/Anup Kaphle/Jason Aldag/The Washington Post) Text Size The Washington Post
Don't call him earnest Matt Damon in Green Zone In 2003, the United States and Britain insisted that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The alleged existence of these was the principal justification given for the invasion of Iraq.
EDT Last updated on Thursday, Jun. 17, 2010 10:42AM EDT T he Green Zone (2009) It's time to relive those halcyon days when inspectors were searching for non-existent weapons of mass destruction in Iraq while malevolent and incompetent U.S. higher-ups
Still, cinema has a way of lingering in the public memory long after the news is forgotten and the history is obscured. Hollywood says it doesn't do history, and that entertainment shouldn't be held to the same rigorous standards; yet for all the