Economic

Made Rich by U.S. Presence, Many in Kandahar Now Face an Uncertain Future

“Floating over the tightly clustered homes and streets buzzing with rickshaws is the most visible symbol of the fading Western legacy in this onetime fortress of Taliban rule: a giant white balloon, bristling with photo lenses and listening equipment. The surveillance blimp is tethered to the former home of the Taliban leader, Mullah Omar, which for the past 13 years has been a base for the C.I.A. and the Afghan paramilitary forces.”

Source: Made Rich by U.S. Presence, Many in Kandahar Now Face an Uncertain Future – NYTimes.com

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