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An Afghan man works on a poppy field in Jalalabad province, May 1, 2014.

Afghanistan is producing a lot more opium than before the US invasion. The US just can’t stop it

US-led counterdrug efforts in Afghanistan have failed to reduce narcotics cultivation and production, but the US hasn't been the recipient of that increased production.
A cityscape of Dakar is seen from the top of African Renaissance hill, Senegal December 19, 2016.

RANKED: The 28 poorest countries in the world — where people live on less than $1,000 per year

African and Middle Eastern countries ravaged by war and famine remain the poorest in the world, according to data published by the International Monetary Fund.

I took portraits of combat-tested soldiers at Fort Bliss — and they told me their incredible stories

"I joined right out of high school, like any typical high school kid does to get out of their hometown, pay for college, make something of themselves," one soldier said.
The A-10.

Air Force apologizes for tweet comparing A-10 strikes to viral ‘Yanny vs. Laurel’ clip, saying it was in ‘poor taste’

The US Air Force has apologized for a tweet referencing the ongoing social media debate over the Yanny vs. Laurel sound clip.

The Taliban is attacking the Afghan capital of Farah province, forcing the US to send in A-10s

The Taliban, equipped HUMVEEs and Afghan police pickup trucks, attacked multiple Farah City checkpoints and took over an intelligence headquarters.
Afghan security forces stand guard near the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan April 30, 2018.

Deadly day in Afghanistan: 10 journalists, 1 US soldier, and multiple civilians killed in 4 separate incidents

Two suicide bombers detonated their devices near Afghan intelligence headquarters in Kabul, killing at least 25 people and wounding 49. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack online, the deadliest attack on journalists since 2001.
A-10 Warthog over Afghanistan.

We asked an A-10 pilot in Afghanistan what it’s like to shoot the 30mm GAU 8 Gatling gun

When asked what it's like to shoot the 30mm gun, McGraw said, "I wish I had better terms for it — but it's amazing."
A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot flies over Afghanistan after completing aerial refueling operations with a KC-135 Stratotanker on March 12, 2018.

An A-10 pilot in Afghanistan told us how the Warthog ‘scares the enemy into submission’

The A-10 pilot, who preferred to be called "McGraw," has flown about 300 missions in Afghanistan.

This crazy photo shows the power of the Carl Gustaf M4 bazooka

It's the only standard issue bazooka that the US Army gives its weapons.
A screenshot from a video showing the moment the Afghan Air Force's first laser-guided airstrike made contact with its target, March 22, 2018.

The Afghan Air Force is getting stronger — watch them drop a laser-guided bomb in combat for the first time

The Afghan Air Force conducted its first laser-guided airstrike on a Taliban compound in Farah Province, western Afghanistan on March 22, 2018.