Oft-called the 'the Graveyard of Empires,' the wild region now known as Afghanistan has foiled would-be conquerors for millennia
The White Monument took its final form at some point between 2450 and 2300 BC
Sebastian Junger's new book "Freedom" is now on sale
Six seconds was enough time to run – as many people nearby did – or enough time for a Marine to choose to bravely hold ground to protect the Marines behind him
Decades of armed conflict in Afghanistan have transformed the iconography of one of the country’s traditional art forms
Busted down in rank four times and perhaps the first soldier to receive a Purple Heart without being wounded, Sergeant John Shelby nonetheless proved himself on the battlefield
"These are very serious issues, and if you’re going to take them on, you have to do them correctly and be as honest and as accurate as possible"