US Marine marksman, Sangin district, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, June 2011
Sangin is falling or has fallen.
What is Sangin? A 200-square-mile petri dish inside the 250,000-plus-square-mile Afghanistan laboratory of for failed nation-building/COIN experimentation in blood overseen by George W. Bush, Barack Obama, David Petraeus, Stanley McChrystal and other mad political/military scientists while our own nation's borders remained, and remain, undefended.
A few notes from along the way.
December 3, 2010: "Sangin: Epicenter of US Government Dementia"
May 12, 2011: "Congress and the Afghanistan Scandal"
September 7, 2011: "US-Muslim Outreach ... in Sangin"
November 21, 2011: "COIN Colonel: Changing Religious Mindset May Not Be Realistic Goal in A-Stan"
March 9, 2012: "Sacrificing Marines for the `Greater Good'"?