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Afghan Tunnel: Decrepit, Dangerous Yet Indispensible

NATO supply convoys into Afghanistan are using a long, slow and expensive route through Central Asia after Pakistan closed its border last year. Trucks driving high in the Hindu Kush on crumbling roads pass through the Soviet-built Salang Tunnel, where lines of waiting traffic often stretch 10 miles.

More Than 20 Die In Taliban Attack On Afghan Resort

Taliban militants attacked a lakeside resort just outside Kabul on Thursday, setting off a night-long siege that left dozens dead and wounded.

A Look At The Afghan Resort The Taliban Targeted

The latest Taliban attack was not on a military installation or a government building. It was on a lakeside resort that attracted Afghan families. NPR's Ahmad Shafi was a visitor there just last month.

Taliban Attack Kills 21 At Lakeside Resort Near Kabul

Taliban militia stormed a posh resort outside Kabul, killing guests and security guards and prompting an 11-hour standoff with Afghan and NATO forces.

Trip To Afghanistan Gives Uncertain Outlook

NPR's Tom Bowman is just back from a month in Afghanistan, where he went out on several missions with U.S. and Afghan security forces. Bowman speaks with host Rachel Martin about what he saw and the way ahead in the war.

Frontlines Of Fatherhood: Catching Up After War

This Father's Day, members of the 182nd National Guard regiment are home with their families. But in the year they were in Afghanistan, there was a lot they missed. "Overnight, your lives have changed," one soldier says. "Your son has grown up one year, and you kind of have to catch up."