Insider Attacks in Afghanistan

Afghan National Policemen and a U.S. Army Soldier from 3rd Platoon, Mad Dog Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, interact with villagers while on patrol near Kandahar Airfield.

Journalist Matthieu Aikins lives in Kabul and has been reporting from Afghanistan since 2008. He examines the troubling rise and potential causes of “insider attacks” in Afghanistan and looks at whether we’ll ever be able to leave the country. His article “Portrait of an Assassin” is in the October 7 issue of Mother Jones.