It’s the war the United States started after 9/11 and then forgot – Afghanistan. In fact, coverage of the war in Afghanistan has accounted for less than 1 per cent of American news media content during the past few years, according to the Project for Excellence in Journalism’s News Index. But U.S. news media noticed when 400 prisoners busted out of Kandahar jail earlier in June and have since allocated a little more time and space to covering “the other war.” 

It’s the war the United States started after 9/11 and then forgot – Afghanistan. In fact, coverage of the war in Afghanistan has accounted for less than 1 per cent of American news media content during the past few years, according to the Project for Excellence in Journalism’s News Index. But U.S. news media noticed when 400 prisoners busted out of Kandahar jail earlier in June and have since allocated a little more time and space to covering “the other war.” 

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