A school not opened, a U.S. battle not won

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Staff Sgt. Brandon Griffis (right) of Pendleton, Ind., whiled away the time earlier this year inside the Pir Mohammed school in Kandahar province. The school was turned into a de facto military base, which upset village elders.

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS Staff Sgt. Brandon Griffis (right) of Pendleton, Ind., whiled away the time earlier this year inside the Pir Mohammed school in Kandahar province. The school was turned into a de facto military base, which upset village elders.

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