Over the last eighteen months, NATO forces in Afghanistan have been trying to be more careful about killing civilians. The Taliban, not so much. Human rights groups have noticed. Amnesty International is calling for a war-crimes tribunal directed at the insurgents.
If the people of Afghanistan have also noticed, perhaps the prospects there aren’t as grim as we’ve been told.
Or perhaps not. In any case, it’s good to know that our side of the war has gotten less vicious.