Arc Rivals

“Just as American troops began leaving the country in early May, Taliban fighters besieged seven rural Afghan military outposts across the wheat fields and onion patches of the province, in eastern Afghanistan. The insurgents enlisted village elders to visit the outposts bearing a message: Surrender or die.” NYT: A Wave of Afghan Surrenders to the Taliban Picks Up Speed. (In Afghanistan, the arc of history sure seems to bend away from justice.)

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