Darkness closes in on Afghanistan

The situation in Afghanistan turns bleaker every single day, it seems. In a CNN report from earlier today, the lead U.S. Army officer stated that it was right for all to be worried. "We should be concerned. The loss of terrain and the rapidity of that loss of terrain has -- has to be concerning. One, because it's a -- war is physical, but it's also got a psychological or moral component to it. And hope actually matters. And morale actually matters," said Army Gen. Austin Scott Miller. "And so, as you watch the Taliban moving across the country, what you don't want to have happen is that the people lose hope and they believe they now have a foregone conclusion presented to them." (

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