Afghan Update 20160913

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Afghan women gather outside the community clinic after attending a medical seminar in Deh Yak district, Ghazni province, Afghanistan, August 19, 2013.

Afghan Update 20160913 – a female-run clinic provides relief to Afghan women, radio contract for Afghan National Army, data mining (Nexus 7) in Afghanistan, review of documentary of Citizen Soldier  – the movie about the deployment of a National Guard unit to Afghanistan in 2011.

Fistual- Women of Afghanistan Suffer. A female-run clinic in Afghanistan is providing free, life-changing surgery to women suffering from fistula. Read more in “Fistula: The affliction destroying Afghan women’s lives”Aljazeera, July 27, 2016.

Big Radio Contract for Afghanistan. Datron World Communications has been awarded a $495 million contract to provide Afghanistan with radios and support equipment. Read more in a news story (Aug 30, 2016).

‘Nexus 7’ and Data Mining in Afghanistan. Learn about a DARPA program to target the digital trail of the Taliban and al-Qaida’s financing and the young nerdy scientist who helped run it. Read “Man Who Lit the Dark”Popular Science, August 31, 2016.

Review of ‘Citizen Soldier’. Adam Linehan writes a review of a movie documentary of an Oklahoma National Guard units deployment to Afghanistan n 2011. Movie trailer included in review. Posted on Task & Purpose.

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