Afghanistan - revisited

karachiwala

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The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same.

By STEPHEN FARRELL
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It is September in Afghanistan, and things are not going so well. Everyone is waiting for news of progress in Kandahar. The enemy is, in the assessment of one New York Times correspondent, no contemptible foe. There is one general who is considered able and experienced from previous campaigns, but he is, reportedly, persona non grata with his commander in chief. The general, for all his undoubted talents, is apparently apt to give offense unnecessarily.
It is September in Afghanistan. September 1880:
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The New York Times. Page 5. Sept. 7, 1880
Footnote: The apparently persona non grata general went on to become the next commander in chief.
 
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