Will be leaving this afternoon and will get there after about 30 hours. I’m very excited yet really serious! I’ll have a lot of time to read my two most recent books on Afghanistan as well as brush up on briefing papers. Obviously due to security I can’t list the people we’re scheduled to meet in advance, but they will represent all levels of Afghan government and private groups. During the week and on return, I should be able to share more detail.
Next posting anticipated for Sunday at which time I’ll be in country. Kabul is 8 1/2 hours ahead of the U.S. East Coast.