Afghanistan: Pass the $1 billion a week baton to Russia?
In early September 2002, one year after American troops entered Afghanistan, I reported newspaper stories from Kandahar, the main city of the Pashto-speaking southern part of Afghanistan.
I drove in from Quetta, Pakistan, and stayed 10 days at the “best” hotel on Kandahar’s main street.
For one report, I spent a morning walking the street with a Pashto-English interpreter.
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