We have technology. The Taliban guerrillas don't have technology. They have the ability to think creatively "outside the box." This base is in Helmand Province where the marines fought their private war for a year to make the province safe for the central government.
They wore our uniforms and drove through the gate to the airfield as though this were an episode of "Hogan's Heroes." One would expect that a Pushtun version of Richard Burton in one of this commando roles would have led the expedition. There was one survivor in the attacking party and he was captured wounded. If he lives he will one day be a hero to his people.
The United States is pulling itself inside out over four KIA in Benghazi. Hey! Look over here! Look what happened at Camp Bastion! These "ragged assed jihadis" dressed in our uniforms destroyed six Harrier jump jets.
At the same time, Afghan policeman are killing NATO soldiers at an ever increasing pace. 2014? Are you kidding? Get out of Afghanistan in 2013 or settle in for another 50 years. Pacification will take that long. pl