Sunday, 20 November 2016

Weary soldiers battling ghosts in Afghanistan

Weary soldiers battling ghosts in Afghanistan - Middle East - Stripes: 
As the insurgency gains strength, a shortage of equipment, supplies and food hampers the army, whose infantry soldiers live in austere, almost squalid conditions and earn an average of $300 a month. For the 430 men in Safai's company, the prospect of perpetual war breeds a collective pessimism, tempering the pride they feel in their mission.

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