Business isn’t what it used to be for Afghanistan’s only female warlord. Disarmament, death threats and dwindling foreign contracts have led to this: Commander Kaftar, the once-swaggering, gunslinging militia leader, visiting Kabul to scratch for government contracts and imploring a reporter to help her and her sons get visas to the United States.
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Heath Druzin has been a reporter for nearly nine years, covering crime,
politics, and the military at newspapers in California, Louisiana, and Idaho
before working for more than two years in Iraq and Afghanistan for Stars and
Stripes. He recently returned to Stripes as a downrange reporter.
Utrecht, Netherlands makes a good bet for lovers of indie music Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 20-23, as the festival known as Le Guess Who? hosts both established bands and up-and-coming acts in 15 venues.