Saturday, June 02, 2012
The image comes from a photo essay in The Atlantic and is of an Afghan soldier's boot after two months' wear. This army is the one Canada is training, and the one meant to carry on the Afghan civil war with the Taleban in the next couple of years after the most of the West leaves . The Afghan government has apparently sourced combat boot orders to Pakistan and other places at the expense of local manufacture and quality control. This army may well fail completely once NATO and the US leave.