22 May '12, 5pm

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Via NBC, a report that some Afghan units are making agreements with the Taliban to jointly loot our convoys. "We lost seven men in an ambush when I first arrived at the base," Wali, who commands 18 men, told The Times. "So I thought, why risk my life when there's another way?" Joseph Heller would be so proud. The thing is, this is a perfectly logical way to behave if you are operating in a region you expect the Taliban to control, say, next year (or this fall). We all know that the American President is heading for the exits: the American forces operating with you have already been given marching orders to leave you behind. Thus, soon you'll be dealing with the Taliban. Unless you have the strength to beat them on your own, you'll either die fighting them or you'll come to some sort of working relationship with them. You can start building such a working relationship with ...

Full article: http://www.blackfive.net/main/2012/05/our-afghan-allies.html

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