In Bleak Afghan Outpost, Troops Slog On

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When the Americans send out a patrol, or launch a helicopter assault, spotters relay word up and down the valley. Then they decide what, if anything, to do. What is the way through? The United States once talked of winning here. Now it speaks, more carefully, of succeeding. How success will be defined remains any soldier’s guess.

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Success is a matter of interpretation.  The U... by Sister Begonia on Friday, May 15, 2009 at 2:18:17 PM