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Interesting “Faces of the Taliban” slide show at CNN. It’s as if the Taliban was your pothead uncle in his Dead Head days.
(photo credit: Larry Towell/Magnum Photos caption: The images are “just portraits of insurgents, just to give a glimpse of the other side,” he said. “We aren’t covering that side at all, and these added a level to the book.” The images give the rebels a “voice and a place.”)
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Bag’s Take-Away:What’s mostly to see here (from NYT Pics of Day) is military censorship; the fundamental anonymity of US wounded. Not only is soldier hidden, the platoon insignias are hidden and the heads are cut off. And then, how much are we seeing of the war that isn’t inside or steps from the safety/drama of those Medevac helicopters?
(photo: Johannes Eisele/AFP - Getty Images caption: A wounded American soldier was carried to a medevac helicopter. Two American soldiers were heavily wounded by gunfire and taken to Kandahar Hospital.)
More January Medevac photos, this time, from the AP.
(photo: Kevin Frayer/AP. caption: U.S. Army medic Sgt. Joseph Campbell, left, and crew chief Spec. Brian Channon from Task Force Shadow “Dust Off”, Charlie Company 1-214 Aviation Regiment, stabilize a wounded Afghan man as they fly in a medevac helicopter near Marjah in the volatile Helmand Province, Southern Afghanistan, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011.