By RYAN QUINT The rattle of an AK-47, sharp in the quiet desert, probably marked the 2,000th American casualty in Operation Enduring Freedom. I say probably because the 2,000th death was caused by the ever-increasing “green-on-blue” attacks. This means Afghan soldiers and policemen, trained by NATO forces in Afghanistan since the conflict’s start, are attacking [...]
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By LANDON JAMES The University of Mary Washington has always prided itself on constructing a community of diverse people openly sharing different perspectives and ideas. To some, like junior Sajia Alaha Ahrar, this type of communication is essential to promoting world peace. Ahrar is a 22-year-old student from Kabul, Afghanistan with big dreams of creating [...]
By CALVIN SHERWOOD Political Columnist It’s been over seven years since the war in Iraq started and despite many fears of ceaseless occupation, the last combat divisions have pulled out. For many, the next question is ‘now what?’ President Obama has withdrawn the troops, claiming the combat mission is over and America is turning over [...]
Ashraf Haidari, political counselor at the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington, D.C., made a final request to Mary Washington students while concluding his speech in a crowded Jepson 219 on Wednesday, Oct. 21. He asked for students “to research and write about Afghanistan.” Hosted by the department of political science and international affairs, Haidari came [...]
By VIRGINIA SCOTT Freshman Alaha Ahrar believes that she represents a different Afghanistan; at 20 years old, she has high ambitions and is well on her way to achieving her goals. William Crawley, Distinguished Professor of histoty for 40 years here at UMW, and his wife Theresa Crawley, are Ahrar’s US sponsors. The Crawleys, after [...]