Day: New format good for National Duals
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Harold Sare: Is the United States governable?
Once in office unexpected events and simply the reality of the office may cause a candidate who wins office not to perform as he promised and to modify his approaches.
From Afghanistan: Army lottery
I stood and watched as each soldier came forward one at a time to pick their lottery ticket with their assignment on it and I could see the anticipation in their eyes. The mood in the room was upbeat as the crowd of more than 200 cadets was to find out their first duty assignment in front of all of their peers.
From Afghanistan: A piece of bread
I thought Americans are by far the most generous people on the planet. We give to churches and other relief organizations to take care of many people around the globe.
The Afghans on the other hand live in a broken society that is fraught with corruption and extreme poverty and are still willing to welcome people into their homes and offer them the biggest piece of bread or other food that they have available to them.
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From Afghanistan: A dichotomy of a modern ancient society
This dichotomy between what we might call the ancient Afghanistan and the modern Afghanistan is nothing new to many underdeveloped nations around the globe.
The difference here is this country is embroiled in a counterinsurgency where the insurgents want to move the people backward and not forward into the modern era. The insurgents want to take the country back to a time where the people were less educated, had fewer opportunities and could be easily manipulated through coercion and force.
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From Afghanistan: Blood for the Body
These graduations demonstrate that the Afghan government, with the help of the coalition forces, understands they must establish sustainable systems to ensure the longevity of their forces. This small medical logisticians’ graduation was actually another monumental leap forward in that direction.
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