Sangin, Afghanistan, photo essay from Michael Yon

 Michael Yon sends back photos from Sangin, Afghanistan as he follows the Ghurkas and Brits during another night and day of intense desert heat, IEDs, and other threats to survival.

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He captures the essence of life on the front lines in the military and discusses how enlightened self-interest on the part of Afghan civilians will determine the future stability of Afghanistan.

IMG_2777acc-730 This part of Afghanistan seems to combine primitive living conditions and rare touches of 21st century technology.  If it ever gets stabilized, it will probably become a tourist attraction again for those travelers who yearn to visit more primitive cultures.

His latest despatch is titled Common Sense & Common Thoughts.

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