Run we did, huffing and puffing under helmets and heavy body armor, a group of over-aged pretend soldiers—actually, just reporters—trying to understand a war that barely seems to exist most of the time. Until all of a sudden it does, rocketing in from nowhere. Michael Hirsh’s latest dispact from Afghanistan. Hirsh is on the ground from May 5 to 11, reporting on the beginning of the end of U.S. presence. Read the coverage here.
We have, I think, pretty clear evidence that the momentum has been reversed, that the surge has accomplished a great deal,” Allen said. “My sound bite is, we’re being successful.