No foreseeable future: How a project that restored vision for hundreds of people in Afghanistan came to a halt

Wahid Hafizi has a job to do.

He’s got a patient. He’s got an operating room. He’s just waiting for the final piece. That would be a cornea: the clear tear-soaked outer layer of our eyes responsible for focusing our vision. At the moment, it’s en route to Kabul via airplane from the Czech Republic.

Hafizi gets the call: It’s in.

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Predicting the Unpredictable: EUCOM navigates an uncertain time

If the late French President Charles de Gaulle hadn’t decided enough was enough in the late 1960s and told the United States military he wanted them off French soil, it’s possible the graduate students of Medill News Service wouldn’t have found themselves in Stuttgart, Germany, Monday, Feb. 12, visiting the United States European Command. But that is where we were, learning not only about EUCOM’s birth, but about the history of its current Stuttgart headquarters at Patch Barracks.

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