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Fire Power Forward from Afghanistan to Pakistan

For those who haven't read it yet, Major Brian Delaplane of Fire Power Forward has moved from Afghanistan to Pakistan to help with the earthquake relief efforts.  Here's a part of his latest report:

...We turned to the north, and Islamabad spread out before us.  The stark differences between what I was seeing here and Afghanistan could not have been more vivid.  Gone were the mud huts, and compounds swept with dusty winds.  Gone were the networks of trails dissecting the country side, replaced with divided highways and paved city streets It was my first real view of the thousands upon thousands of small white houses and buildings spread across this wide valley floor like so many alabaster tiles or ivory dominos...

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