I am grappling with some sort of minor aliment, so this one will be brief, and maybe a little different. I'm still waiting for the Dayquil and Alokozay Tea to work their magic, you see...
Who to look at for information? By category, I will give you some sources:Military
is the best, on scene, major organization with significant web-based availability. Subcommand websites like this
are a good source.
story about a foiled IED. Or this story
about fighting in Nangahar.Task Force Phoenix
has gone ahead and set up their own site: here
. This is an excellent example of an organizational site at the TF level.
Example: Their newsletter
"We are far too glum to have a good website! Morale sucks!!"
There is simply no comparison to Pajhwok
Afghan News. Part of the site is subscription only, but it is the best there is, period.
yaps at Afghans about drugs.
Afghan Islamic Press
- subscription only
, so no joy unless you shell out.
- does not show much activity lately. Drat.
Related - South Asian Media Net. Sketchy
, yet useful. A paper
out of the UAE that is very useful. [If you are really hardcore - try this
newspaper. Heh heh.]
is simply the best. They also have original editorial cartoons and original opinion pieces.
Example: What's going on twixt
Afghanistan and Pakistan anyways?
Second place honors must go to Afghan Daily
. They are part of the WN Network.
News Network, and Afgha
are good resources too.
Official Sources, non-military:
Humanitarian/UN news at IRIN
. Radio Free Afghanistan here
Mind you, this is not a complete list by any means. You can always scan the wire services to pick out something, and you can visit the site of milbloggers who are in country now. I just try to help a little around the edges now and again.