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Re-Enactment Of Afghan Woman's Mob Killing Brings Actress To Tears

Renee Montagne talks to Leena Alam about her re-enactment of the killing of Farkhunda, a woman publicly beaten to death in March by a mob in Kabul after being falsely accused of burning a Quran.

The Frightened Vietnamese Kid Who Became A U.S. Army General

Forty years ago, Viet Luong was a 9-year-old Vietnamese boy fleeing Saigon with his family. Today he's the first Vietnamese-American general in the U.S. Army and is helping train the Afghan military.

On Its Own, The Afghan Army Takes The Fight To The Taliban

The Afghan army is now fully in charge of combat operations. NPR's Tom Bowman heads out on a mission with troops as they engage the Taliban in one of its strongholds near the Pakistani border.

With The U.S. In The Background, Afghan Commandos Step It Up

With fighting expected to pick up this spring, Afghanistan's security is heavily dependent on elite forces like the commandos. NPR's Tom Bowman profiles the top enlisted man.

In Kabul, An Uneasy Springtime Equilibrium

At the start of Afghanistan's "fighting season," officially declared by the Taliban on Friday, NPR producer Rebecca Hersher meets a group of boys who just want to fly their kites.

Afghan Political Cartoonist Argues His Drawings Should Be More Critical

Habib Rahman Habib has a very dangerous job in Afghanistan. He is a political cartoonist who has kept drawing through the communists, mullahs, Taliban and into the present government.

Celebrated Afghan Writer Recalls Kabul Of Decades Ago

Renee Montagne talks to journalist Mujib Mashal about his story in The New York Times on Rahnaward Zaryab, a celebrated Afghan novelist, who's work flowered when Afghanistan was peaceful.

Suicide Blast Kills More Than 30 In Afghanistan

An attack in Jalalabad killed more than 30 people Saturday. President Ashraf Ghani says ISIS may have claimed responsibility. If confirmed, it would be the group's first major attack in Afghanistan.

Kabul Appears To Be More Tense Since U.S. Troop Drawdown

In Afghanistan, U.S. forces are a tenth of what they were at the height of the war. In addition, their lead combat role has given way to a training mission. How are Afghan security forces faring?

U.S. Service Member Killed In Shooting In Afghan City Of Jalalabad

Two other American troops were wounded when a man in an Afghan army uniform opened fire, a Pentagon official said. The shooter was shot and killed.