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Originally posted on Steve McCurry's Blog:
The Law of Diminishing Returns
Recently General McChrystal was quoted as saying that Marjah in Helmand Province is a bleeding ulcer. McChrystal is under pressure from every side to produce better, faster, and more effective results. We have more troops in Afghanistan than we have ever had, and yet the security situation continues to deteriorate. Many don’t know what the mission is and wonder how they will know when the mission is “accomplished.”
As much as outsiders have tried to create the country in their own image, Afghanistan has been able to absorb the blows of superpowers and remain essentially the same. The interesting thing is that the people trying to change it often change more than the country does even after Herculean efforts of well-meaning governments, NGO’s, and coalitions.
Afghan Mujahadeen with surface to…
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