Filming The Enemy

by Patrick Appel

Ackerman digs up "extremely rare footage of the war in Afghanistan’s Kunar Province from the Taliban’s perspective" shot by journalist Paul Refsdal:

Most American troops spend their tours in Afghanistan with only the vaguest idea of who they’re fighting. June, a Special Forces A-Team in the south reportedly couldn’t find the Taliban. It wasn’t so hard for Refsdal. This self-described “tall white man” managed to effectively infiltrate the insurgency in one of its bastions. The only other person we know to have done anything similar is our crazy friend Nir Rosen, who’s been known to pass himself off as a Bosnian Muslim.