swimming

Esther Williams, RIP
She was the original glamour-athlete
June 07, 2013

She was the original glamour-athlete.

The Battle for Tora Bora
December 22, 2009

Four days before the fall of Kabul in November 2001, Osama bin Laden was still in town. The Al Qaeda leader’s movements before and after September 11 are difficult to trace precisely, but, just prior to the attacks, we know that he appeared in Kandahar and urged his followers to evacuate to safer locations in anticipation of U.S. retaliation. Then, on November 8, he was in Kabul, despite the fact that U.S. forces and their Afghan allies were closing in on the city.

The Afghan Resistance
June 20, 1982

What the Soviets don't get about the country they just invaded.