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These machines were supposed to help win the war in Afghanistan. What happened?
In 2002, PopSci explored the tech the US was deploying in the conflict's early days. Here's what to know about these airborne tools of war, past and present.
The Taliban have seized crucial US military equipment, including data on Afghans
It's not the first time it's happened.
How the war in Afghanistan revealed an evolving drone fleet’s mettle—and shortcomings
The cameras got better, but a Hellfire missile is still no scalpel.
Surgeons in Afghanistan earn $200 a month—and many are buying their own supplies
A look inside the war-torn country’s hospitals shows a serious scarcity of resources and staff.
The Pentagon just dropped the ‘mother of all bombs,’ its biggest non-nuclear weapon
It's still orders of magnitude smaller than Little Boy, the bomb dropped on Hiroshima
We Might Be Rid Of Polio Very Soon
There have only been nine cases reported this year
Afghanistan To Fly American Drones Next Month
Operation Enduring ScanEagle
Massive Earthquake Shakes Afghanistan And Pakistan
However, it could have been much worse
Bad Space Weather May Have Caused Fatal Afghan Gun Battle
Specifically, bubbles may be to blame.
The U.S. Navy Wants Nonlethal Weapons
When you absolutely, definitely, need an option that isn't killing someone.