After 13 years of war, the bulk of U.S. forces will leave Afghanistan this year. From May 2013 to last February, Lt. Gen. Mark A. Milley ’80 was the second-highest general on the ground, overseeing daily operations for NATO.
On the Front Lines with the Marines' Female Engagement Teams
The Marines are using teams of servicewomen in Afghanistan to go where the men in its front-line combat units cannot: To build relationships with Afghan women. (Reported from Helmand during an embed with the US Marines.)
After decades of reporting for the New York Times, Sheryl Wu Dunn and Nicholas Kristoff became convinced that empowering women is the key to solving party. Now they've started a campaign to make that happen.