Smoke rises in Kandahar after fighting on Thursday between the Taliban and Afghan security personnel. The Taliban say they've taken control of the city. (Sidiqullah Khan/AP)

Canada could save 10,000 Afghans from the Taliban. Or more.

Scott Gilmore: A mass rescue on that scale has been done before, and we owe it to those who believed and trusted us to do it again

As Kandahar finds peace, Canada finds its own kind of vindication

Adnan R. Khan returns to Afghanistan’s formerly fraught southern region, where lessons from Canada’s failed mission more than a decade ago are inspiring America’s next steps
A series of fortunate events

A series of fortunate events on 9/11

From 2011: Without 9/11, Jody Mitic wouldn’t have lost his legs in a blast, met the love of his life and had his daughter
Leaving hope behind in Kandahar

Leaving hope behind in Kandahar

In the embattled region, a legacy of respect, but no peace

The Commons: Two words to say so much

Would a Taliban prisoner by any other name seem just as evil?

Covering Afghanistan: logistics and ethics

Michael Petrou on reporting from Kandahar