Just a few months ago, my old friend Pamela Constable announced, after two decades manning journalistic posts in Afghanistan and Pakistan for the Washington Post, a quiet retirement.
Oh, the best laid plans of mice, men and reporters…they often go astray…or in this stray back to old territory.
Pam Constable is back in Kabul, back reporting again. And aren’t we lucky she is.
Pamela Constable is a staff writer for The Washington Post’s foreign desk. She completed a tour as Afghanistan/Pakistan bureau chief in 2019, and served as a South Asia bureau chief based in India from 1999 to 2005. She also reported from Iraq in 2004 and 2005. She previously covered immigration issues and immigrant communities while based in Washington for The Post. Before joining The Post in 1994, she was a reporter, editor and foreign correspondent for the Boston Globe from 1982 to 1994, reporting mainly from Central and South America and the Caribbean. She was a reporter for the Baltimore Sun from 1978 to 1982. She is an author and has held writing fellowships at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Alicia Patterson Foundation and the Pew Journalism Program at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and president of the Afghan Stray Animal League.