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Captioning Obama’s Secret Trip to Afghanistan

“Personally? I think there is room for a coffee table.” President Barack Obama on Tuesday made a surprise appearance in Afghanistan. Official W.H. photographer Pete Souza shared his great photos, but we thought we’d add some audio play-by-play.

Afghan Woman Agrees to Marry Rapist to Avoid Jail

Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai has pardoned a jailed rape victim, but only after she supposedly agreed to marry the man she says raped her, according to several reports. The government claims it’s her own free will.

Great Reads: The Way Out of Afghanistan

Read Ahmed Rashid’s truly important piece, which discusses what the national news media and this (and last) administration won’t discuss publicly: what needs to happen on the ground in order for United States troops to withdraw from the region.