Published: April/May 2009Ten Years of ADVENTURE
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Ten Years of Adventure: 1999-2009

Haven’t you heard? It’s our birthday! To celebrate, we’re revisiting some of our favorite stories and characters from a very busy decade.

Text by Christian DeBenedetti
Illustration by Travis LaMothe
1. Second Look: The Afghanistan Decade

Sebastian Junger returns to Afghanistan, the least hospitable—and most important—place on Earth.
ADVENTURE has searched borderlands near Pakistan for Osama bin Laden and shadowed writer Rory Stewart’s efforts to preserve the culture of old Kabul. But the most popular—and in light of 9/11, prophetic—Afghanistan story we’ve published was Sebastian Junger’s profile of Ahmad Shah Massoud, the legendary Northern Alliance leader who was assassinated by al Qaeda just two days before the Twin Towers fell. Junger, who has frequently returned to Afghanistan, talks about how history might have run a different course had Massoud lived. Read the interview >>

Next: Whale warriors, Conrad Anker on Mallory's Everest, Steve Fossett, and more.

Read more in the April/May 2009 issue of ADVENTURE, on newsstands April 21.
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