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Spring 2010

Spring 2010

Obama's Afghanistan

Volume 86, Number 2

• J. Malcolm Garcia on the Afghan elections
• Neil Shea on the war in winter
• Joe Sacco on North African refugees in Malta
• Chris Hondros on the earthquake in Haiti
• Dimiter Kenarov on Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo
• Fiction by Paul Theroux
• Poetry by Albert Goldbarth, C.K. Williams, and Ricardo Pau-Llosa

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Spring 2010, Obama’s Afghanistan

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A Canadian Army medic gently closes the eyes of an young Afghan man after he was fatally shot during a battle between the Afghan Army and Taliban insurgents. The medics at this front line hospital worked desperately to save him, but his wounds were too severe.

Total War

It was the peak of the Afghan fighting season, a time in late summer when all the perfect conditions for war come terribly together. The medics stood outside the UMS, like they had all summer long, waiting for the casualties. No one said a word; they knew well the horrors that would be coming.

Poetry

Author Profiles

Edward Hirsch is the author of eight books of poems, most recently The Living Fire: New and Selected Poems (Knopf, 2010).

Paul Theroux is the author of over forty books, including the nonfiction works The Great Railway Bazaar, The Old Patagonian Express, Riding the Iron Rooster, and Ghost Train to the Eastern Star. His novels include Blinding Li