Well, we don't have a "Ongoing battle in the sandbox" section - but I thought this was some interesting information that some of you might like to ponder.
Steven Pressfield is an author and a historian who has taken some extensive time on the ground in Afghanistan/Iraq and has compiled some facts about life there, and how it differs from ours here, even when we are speaking about the same thing ( like the word Freedom ).
He pulls from some very interesting history that parallels our current situation and explains, in detail, why the War on Terror in that region hasn't been one and done, with the bad guys "defeated".
I found the information very well thought out and put together, and I have to say it opened my eyes to a few things.
Episode 5 I have some issue with, as I don't think his open checkbook idea is going to produce anything other than what caused Osama Bin Hiden, which will again eventually kick us in the balls - but the first four episodes were very well done and thought provoking.
I would be interested in what you fine gentlemen, and ladies, have to say having watched the videos and compared Tribal Life to what this country is trying to "achieve" in the region....