In a strategic valley, a glimpse of Afghan troops’ future after most U.S. forces leave

By Sudarsan Raghavan, December 21, 2014

BABA, Afghanistan — Clutching M-16 rifles, the Afghan soldiers nervously stood watch on a sand-colored ridge next to a mud house blown apart by gunfire. A week earlier, their unit had pushed the Taliban from this village. Now, the insurgents were only a mile away, determined to recapture the territory.Read full article >>