Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Dispatches from Afghanistan

Dispatches from Afghanistan

After many months of applying and planning, Phnom Penh-based writer Robert Davis was finally given the all-clear to join coalition troops in the field in Afghanistan. Davis, whose friends call him a professional tennis coach with a writing problem, then contributed a series of dispatches from the front line for The Phnom Penh Post which were published every week. We now combine those dispatches for our online edition to give readers a feel of what it’s like to be in one of the world’s hot-spots and have added some of Davis’s pictures which have never previously been published.

''The big problem is these militaries do not understand the local culture. I mean, how can you communicate with a normal Afghani when you are laden down with body armour, weapons and travel in big convoys?''

Dispatches:
Dispatch 1: It's hard to tell the soldiers from the civilian contractors at Kabul airport
Dispatch 2: Headed for the frontline on the Afganistan/Uzbekistan border
Dispatch 3: Learning the hard way from IEDs
Dispatch 4: The long, trying sweep for IEDs
Dispatch 5: Good intentions pave road to hell

 

''that second blast can be just as potent, especially for brain injuries where you literally have your brain rocked so strong that it can get dislodged''

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Phnom Penh eats: Homegrown veggies at Bayon Beoung Snor

​Nestled along National Road 1, Bayon Beoung Snor is a farm-cum-restaurant. The team grows their own vegetables, which they then use to whip up traditional Khmer food.

Bill Clough reflects on The Phnom Penh Post's 25 year history

The Post's publisher Bill Clough, under whose leadership the publication went from a fortnightly to a daily one, discusses his investment in Cambodia, his vision for the paper in an increasingly digital age,

People search for their names on the voter lists at a polling station in Kampong Cham’s Veal Vong commune earlier this month.

Four years ago, when the opposition snatched Kampong Cham away from the ruling party in 2013 national elections, it hinted at a deeper shift taking

Comfrel Executive Director Koul Panha speaks to the press at a meeting yesterday in Phnom Penh.

As the National Election Committee launched into the recount proc