February 24, 2008
Captain Kearney's Quagmire
We here at Abu Muqawama have a vague division of labor: Charlie covers the Marines, AM gets the Levant, Kip does Afghanistan, and we all make fun of the Air Force. As a result, Charlie waved off the lengthy and outstanding NYT Mag article on the Korengal Valley, since Kip promised he'd put something up on Monday. Well, patience is not one of Charlie's virtues, so she's jumping the gun a bit. While you're waiting for his brilliant commentary, check out the photo slide-show that accompanies the article. It's an amazing piece of war photo-journalism, and a square hit to the solar plexus.
Update: On further reflection, Charlie wonders if this might be the Street Without Joy for today's wars...