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“Every man in this village is a liar” – journalist Megan Stack on her time in Afghanistan, Pakistan

Jun 21, 2010

It was a dream of an opportunity for Megan Stack. In September 2001, she was 25-years-old, vacationing in Paris and a national correspondent for the Los Angeles Times. After the 9/11 attacks, Stack was quickly made foreign correspondent and transported to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Her initial excitement, though, quickly turned to disgust as she learned of the destruction of war and the deaths of people she interviewed or trusted. Stack reported from the frontlines for seven years, witnessing the capture of Saddam Hussein, the powerful grip of radical Islam, and the struggle for freedom and democracy in Afghanistan and Iraq. Her book “Every man in this village is a liar” traces her journey through war-ravaged Afghanistan and her harrowing experiences as both a journalist and a woman.

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