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Tom’s War Dog of the Week: A pup watching over Bamiyan, Afghanistan

Rebecca appears to be on strike, so Tom’s war dog of the week (until we can get Rebecca to re-surface) is a dog in Bamiyan, one of my favorite towns in Afghanistan. When I ran my junior class trip there in 1970 we picnicked atop the flat head of one of the Buddha statues.

Carl Montgomery/Flickr
Carl Montgomery/Flickr
Carl Montgomery/Flickr

Rebecca appears to be on strike, so Tom's war dog of the week (until we can get Rebecca to re-surface) is a dog in Bamiyan, one of my favorite towns in Afghanistan. When I ran my junior class trip there in 1970 we picnicked atop the flat head of one of the Buddha statues.

Rebecca appears to be on strike, so Tom’s war dog of the week (until we can get Rebecca to re-surface) is a dog in Bamiyan, one of my favorite towns in Afghanistan. When I ran my junior class trip there in 1970 we picnicked atop the flat head of one of the Buddha statues.

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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