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Thomas E. Ricks' daily take on national security.

Hard-working Gurkhas

Nice video of Royal Gurkha Regiment in Afghanistan. I don’t buy the assertion that they have a “unique bond” with the Afghans, and they aren’t really aren’t “thousands of miles” from home — more like 1,300 miles. But still good stuff.  STR/AFP/Getty Images

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Nice video of Royal Gurkha Regiment in Afghanistan. I don't buy the assertion that they have a "unique bond" with the Afghans, and they aren't really aren't "thousands of miles" from home -- more like 1,300 miles. But still good stuff. 

STR/AFP/Getty Images

Nice video of Royal Gurkha Regiment in Afghanistan. I don’t buy the assertion that they have a “unique bond” with the Afghans, and they aren’t really aren’t “thousands of miles” from home — more like 1,300 miles. But still good stuff. 

STR/AFP/Getty Images

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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