How many of us have walked out on a lake or stream in winter and had the ice start cracking?
The sphincter factor jumps exponentially.
The ice is cracking in the .mil arena.
Folks are gonna start getting off the ice soon. They know it's a matter of time before it opens up.
LT. COL. DANIEL L. DAVIS
I spent last year in Afghanistan, visiting and talking with U.S. troops and their Afghan partners.
What I saw bore no resemblance to rosy official statements by U.S. military leaders about conditions on the ground.
Instead, I witnessed the absence of success on virtually every level.