'Lady Al-Qaida' And The Business Of Prisoner Swaps
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A construction excavator demolishes a B-hut at the huge Bagram Air Field north of Kabul. The military used the structures as bunks and offices during the 13-year war but is tearing them down as most of the military prepares to leave by year's end. Sean Carberry/NPR hide caption

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Before Leaving Afghanistan, U.S. Troops Must Declutter
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Process Determining Next Afghan President Is Fraught With Delays
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Secretary of State John Kerry and Afghanistan's presidential candidates, Ashraf Ghani (center) and Abdullah Abdullah (right), announce a deal in Kabul on July 12 to audit all Afghan election votes. Kerry returned last week and both candidates reaffirmed their commitment to the audit. Jim Bourg/AP hide caption

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Someday, Afghanistan Will Get A New President
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At the Romez Store in Kabul, brides-to-be can place custom orders for dresses costing upwards of $900, which is three times the average monthly wage in Afghanistan. Sean Carberry/NPR hide caption

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Afghan Brides Dress To Impress, Fueling An Unlikely Business Boom
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Kerry's Afghan Visit Smooths Disputed Election
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U.S. Maj. Gen. Harold Greene was visiting an Afghan military training academy Tuesday when he was shot dead by an Afghan soldier, who was subsequently killed. Afghan troops who knew the attacker say he disliked the Taliban and they aren't sure what his motive was. U.S. Army/Getty Images hide caption

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During His First Combat Deployment, U.S. General Is Killed
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Victim Of Insider Attack, Gen. Harold Greene Was An Engineer By Training
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Gunman Kills American General In Shooting At Afghan Facility
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Afghanistan Officials To Audit Votes From June Election
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