Archive for March 1st, 2010

  • Assignment Afghanistan

    March 1, 2010 by admin
    For several weeks last fall, a dusty and dangerous frontier town in Afghanistan was home for Legion Magazine staff writer Adam Day. Armed with a notebook and camera, Day spent his time in Salavat with a platoon of 1st Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry,...
  • For the first few days the platoon was uneasy. So much of everything was unknown. As a unit they were new to the war but they knew the war’s reputation for random savagery. As each patrol was leaving the little fortified schoolhouse over the first days,...
  • Assignment Afghanistan: Hearts And Minds

    March 1, 2010 by Matthieu Aikins
    Abdul Wali was looking back over his shoulder, explaining to me how bad things had gotten for him, and about the gains the Taliban had been making in Kandahar, when, with a crunch, he rear-ended the car in front of us, another equally battered Corolla...