Broken Promise. Afghanistan
Five years have passed since the American invasion of Afghanistan, triggered by the events of 9/11. Recently the Taliban has embarked on a major offensive with more success than anticipated. Life outside Kabul is no different than before the arrival of the Taliban. Due to violence and government corruption, all large-scale reconstruction projects outside of Kabul are at a standstill, while high-rise luxury hotels and late-model cars can be seen all over the capital. This book offers a glimpse into the lives of Afghan civilians from the first days of the invasion in 2001 through the resurgence of large-scale violence in 20062007.