The Taliban use propaganda tactics in Afghanistan. One tactic the use is to send small teams to attack remote police outposts. Sometimes they send in suicide bombers or lay a handful of IEDs too. They cannot attack major towns, much less entire provinces. The Taliban get massacred if they confront the much more powerful Afghan Army and NATO armies. The Taliban is suffering heavier losses than ever before, the Spring Offensive was a bust and the tribes are turning against the Taliban.
So recently the NYT wrote a doom and gloom article. You see, the Taliban sent a small team to attack a remote police outpost. This makes the New York Times “journalists” scream and shriek like little girls.
Big Lizards dissects this curious piece of journalist malpractice.