How the U.S. Came Close to Victory in Afghanistan

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Anand Gopal explains how the United States came close to victory in Afghanistan and what led to the resurgence of the Taliban. In No Good Man Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes, he tells that story through the lives of three Afghans caught in America’s war on terror: a Taliban commander, who rises from scrawny teenager to leading insurgent; a US-backed warlord, who uses the American military to gain personal wealth and power; and a village housewife trapped between the two sides, who discovers the devastating cost of neutrality.