Jon Sawyer - Afghanistan
June 24, 2004 / St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Creating an independent, noncorrupt police force in a place like Afghanistan was never going to be easy, not with feuding warlords and deep ethnic divisions and the temptation of easy money from the...
June 20, 2004 / St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The elders and businessmen sitting cross-legged on mats under a grove of mulberry trees have a focused agenda.
June 17, 2004 / St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The satellite connection was a little shaky. A wind storm was kicking up the desert dust outside.
June 16, 2004 / St. Louis Post-Dispatch
As he patrols the western outskirts of Afghanistan's capital, Sgt. Eric Proulx wears a flak jacket and helmet in the front seat of an open, jeeplike vehicle.
June 14, 2004 / St. Louis Post-Dispatch
On a hot and dusty plain just south of Kabul, as trucks hauling howitzers lumber into sight, Sgt. Greg Pearce ticks off some of the reasons why this is the most unusual teaching experience he's ever...
June 13, 2004 / St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Commander Mohammed Malangyar says that after 25 years of near-continuous fighting, he is ready for civilian life.
June 10, 2004 / St. Louis Post-Dispatch
In a parched mud-hut village, in a place where the wells have run dry and children gather for lessons under a tree for want of a school, what could a flimsy piece of laminated paper be worth?
June 6, 2004 / St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The otherwise drab metal gate that marks the entrance to the Kabul offices of Doctors Without Borders is marked by a drawing of an assault rifle in a circle, covered by a big red X.