Cover story in the Walrus

My cover story in this month's issue of the Walrus magazine, Canada's leading literary nonfiction monthly, is entitled "Last Stand in Kandahar: Can the military's massive counterinsurgency gamble salvage the Afghan war?"

I traveled on my own and with the military this summer during the height of the offensive in southern Afghanistan in order to understand just how the influx of troops and money is destabilizing the province and reinforcing the root political causes of the conflict -- effects that will probably outlast the temporary security gains of the surge. The piece is already garnering intense interest in Canada and I'll be doing radio interviews on the subject all this week.

Click here to read the story.