Independent journalist Anand Gopal discusses the miniature Bagram-type prisons popping up on US military outposts in Afghanistan, loopholes that render prisoner treatment rules meaningless, limited US intelligence operations that rely on dubious tips from score-settling Afghans and how US night raids in rural Afghanistan turn ordinary Pashtuns against the occupation.
MP3 here. (22:54)
Anand Gopal has reported in Afghanistan for the Christian Science Monitor and the Wall Street Journal. His dispatches can be read at AnandGopal.com. He is currently working on a book about the Afghan war.