Glimpse inside the Taliban

Readers of the New York Times can learn about the Taliban through David Rohde's series, Held by the Taliban. A Times reporter, Rohde was captured by while trying to interview a Taliban commander to complete a story he was working on. After being reassured somewhat by others, he left for the interview only to be taken captive by the very commander he sought to interview. His seven-month captivity gives readers insight into Taliban life, and offers many examples of psychological concepts. It is fascinating reading. You may need to register with the Times to read the story, but you can do so without receiving any unwanted mail from them.

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