Daily Archives: September 18, 2011

Kabul Attacks

From the media attention, you would have thought Kabul was about to fall on September 13th.  Things were interesting for a few hours–then it rained.  I guess the Taliban lost interest in fighting after that.

Multiple explosions rock Afghan Capital

Taliban attack US Embassy, other Kabul buildings

Taliban target key sites in Kabul

3 police, 1 civilian killed in Taliban attacks in Kabul

Insurgents Attack U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

Clinton Decries ‘Cowardly Attack’ on Kabul Embassy

Insurgents attack U.S. Embassy in Kabul

Kabul Standoff continues into night

Taliban attack in central Kabul ends

Regarding the rain, it was probably the hardest rain in the last six months.  It has maybe rained on only four or five days during that timespan as well.  I’m sure the Taliban weren’t prepared for that.

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The Fog of War

It’s always wonderful when an illustration truly clarifies organizational structures and processes.  Unfortunately, that is not the case with the ANA logistics system.  Instead, this looks more like a Family Circus comic strip.

If this truly does illustrate the functionality of the ANA logistics system, the good news is that the Taliban can’t figure it out either.