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What History Can Teach Us About Contemporary Afghanistan

[caption id="attachment_10115" align="alignleft" width="250"] King Zahir Shah. Source: http://tiny.cc/iudziw.[/caption] Almost every American today knows Afghanistan is located in the heart of Asia. We were not always that informed. When my wife and I learned in the summer of 1964 that we would be going as Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) to Afghanistan, our family members and friends thought we were off to Africa. But after the Soviet-Afghan War of the 1980s, the terrorist attacks of 9/11, and ...