Washington Losing Patience with Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan

It isn't just people who are dying in Afghanistan. So is an entire concept of war.

WALAKHAN, KANDAHAR PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN - JUNE 03: U.S. soldiers in the 1/71 Cavalry return to base after a patrol June 3, 2010 in Walakhan, a village south of Kandahar, Afghanistan. Soldiers of the 1st Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment of the 10th Mountain Division have fanned out in the vast area south of Kandahar, part of a counterinsurgency strategy aimed at protecting Afghan civilians and legitimizing the government of Afghanistan in the minds of the rural local populace. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
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