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Wash. Post: Discord at the ‘End of the Earth’

I had a short exchange with Ray Acheson and Bruce Gagnon today, regarding the Washington Post report that there is discord in Afghanistan (Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Marine unit gone rogue, or leading the way?, Wash. Post, Mar. 14, 2010, at A1). I haven’t been following really the strategic elements of the Obama escalation, but this article suggests that operations in Delaram are “far from a strategic priority for senior officers at the international military headquarters in Kabul. One calls Delaram, a day’s drive from the nearest city, ‘the end of the Earth.’ Another deems the area ‘unrelated to our core mission’ of defeating the Taliban by protecting Afghans in their cities and towns.” However,