“Afghan Good Enough”

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Army photo / Jon Rosa

A U.S. soldier in a village near Combat Outpost Conlon in 2010.

U.S. troops working with the Afghan military have long known that the American way of war – lot of manuals on how to do things, the money to make it happen, and the mindset to get it done – isn’t practical in Afghanistan. So they settled for creating security forces in that country they’ve dubbed “Afghan good enough.”

But that may not be good enough, according to this Kevin Sieff piece in Friday’s Washington Post from Combat Outpost Conlon Afghanistan’s Jalrez Valley. No need to click the link to read the story now. There’s likely to be plenty of similar tales in the coming months.