Jere Van Dyk

Jere Van Dyk is the author of "In Afghanistan: An American Odyssey," an account of his travels with the mujahideen in the 1980s, during their struggle against the Soviet Union. Since then, he has covered stories all over the world, mainly for "The New York Times," CBS News, and "National Geographic," that have required him to visit places where few Western reporters had ventured before. He lives in New York City.