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

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.