Monday, October 04, 2010

Meet the FETs


As the French have discovered, bracing someone in a burqa is a bit dicey: is this a housewife going to market or her husband with explosives around his waist? In Afghanistan, one can't cope with this problem by banning facial coverings, so the U.S. Marines have deployed Female Engagement Teams to do the bracing. Here's a great video from the NYT today. (You see what a newspaper can do when it does the news instead of ideological oversight?) Blue skies! -- Dan Ford

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