Neil Shea


Snapshots of a Fading War

Dispatches from Afghanistan

The American Scholar is featuring a series of my dispatches from Afghanistan, called “Snapshots of a Fading War.”  These short, impressionistic pieces attempt to fill in some blank spaces in our view of the war, describing what happens behind and between the lines. The series began in December 2012 and ran for 14 weeks.

The first story appears here.

The series homepage is here.

Other Dispatches
Writing the Future

January 09, 2014

Wedding Crashers

August 29, 2013

Al Taqaddum

April 18, 2013

Snapshots of a Fading War

December 19, 2012


January 03, 2010

Absolute Power

March 01, 2009

Writing the Drug War

March 15, 2008

Let Them Die Here

March 06, 2006

Hard Time

February 17, 2006