Defense Secretary Robert Gates is in Afghanistan this week… talking strategy with Afghan president Hamid Karzai. NATO is preparing a major offensive on the Taliban-riddled city of Kandahar as early as this summer.
U.S. soldiers are taking on the Taliban off the battlefield as well. Members of the Texas National Guard’s Agribusiness Development Team — or ADT — are trying to win the trust of Afghan civilians by helping them build a sustainable agricultural economy.
KUT Radio's series from Afghanistan continues with Douglas Wissing’s report on the team’s efforts to help Afghans build a fishing industry.
Texas Tribune donors or members may be quoted or mentioned in our stories, or may be the subject of them. For a complete list of contributors, click here.