Archived posts from category ‘Reich in Afghanistan’

World Politics Review: In Afghanistan, Itching for a Fight that Never Comes

by JASON REICH JALREZ VALLEY, Afghanistan — It’s a chilly summer night in the Jalrez valley, lit well by a three-quarter moon. I’m on a mission with the men of the 4/25 Artillery Battalion, part of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 10th Mountain Division, based in the Wardak and Logar provinces. We are [...]


Reich in Afghanistan: Welcome to Bagram Airfield City

War Is Boring reporter Jason Reich is in eastern Afghanistan with the 10th Mountain Division. by JASON REICH The Soviet engineers who first built the control tower at Bagram Airfield in the late 1970s could never have imagined that 30 years down the road, their meager control tower would be surrounded by a Burger King, [...]