It seems Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children got on the clue bus and have a better idea how to do things than the Brits and US Army do. Having read Michael Yon’s reports and vaguely familiar with the beat down the Taliban were laying on the Brits. This seems like a nice new change of pace. Lets see they are using female marines to reach out to women, building a base with an airport, training their own police with recruits vouched for by tribal elders, and they seem to understand counter insurgency(the country side is more important than the large cities).
Considering the fiasco with the bridge:
This is like a breath of fresh air. Now if they can just keep operational independence, we might see something good happen in one of the worse parts of Afghanistan. It’s not like they’ve done this before. CoughAnbarcough
Otherwise Afghanistan will be a God damn mess and the death knell of NATO. What good is a mutual defense pact if only one country has the muscle and the political will to see things through?