December 3rd, 2009
08:00 AM ET

Stand by … to stand by

It’s not always a glamorous life: Part of CNN’s team in Kabul waits for a plane to Kandahar. And waits. And waits. Some fog, a few delays, a cancellation, a nap and 14.5 hours later, the team finally boards the plane. Watch the video they filmed for CNN International’s Back|Story.

December 2nd, 2009
05:40 PM ET

Troops in Afghanistan watch Obama's speech

Some U.S. troops in Afghanistan gathered at 5:30 a.m. local time Wednesday to watch President Obama's speech live. They heard they'll get the company of an additional 30,000 U.S. troops from their commander-in-chief in his address, as well as the goal of starting to bring forces home by summer 2011.

November 30th, 2009
04:02 PM ET

The Road to Torkham

The road from Kabul to Torkham, on the Afghan-Pakistan border, is a journey of pleasure and peril. CNN's Jonathan Wald captures the incredible images on the dust track turned highway, with scenes of desolate beauty but also reminders of the area's violence. Everyone who makes this trip is taking a risk.

Watch the slideshow from CNN's Jonathan Wald in Afghanistan