A happy eleventh birthday to the war in Afghanistan, which it rather quietly celebrated on Sunday. (It’s almost a teenager, how time flies.)
Here are a selection of photos from the past month in Afghanistan, from The Atlantic’s In Focusblog.
Photos: French soldiers in their vehicle on their way to an operation in Kabul. Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty. US Army soldiers based at Zangabad Forward Operating Base in Panjwal on an operation. Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty. A young Pashtun boy watches a joint Afghan-NATO patrol. Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty.
theamericanbear: 11 years ago, Oct. 7th, 2001, the U.S. invaded Afghanistan. Thus began the longest war in American history, going on for over 4000 days. This milestone rolled by almost without mention yesterday. Is it possible that we feel shame?*
comic source, david rees, get your war on, Oct. 9th, 2001.