Militants are regaining control of Marjah, residents have reported, less than a month after Western military officials claimed to have seized the Afghan town from the Taliban.
Marjah is now home to an occupation force numbering more than one Nato soldier or Afghan police officer for every eight residents.
But militants are stepping up an underground campaign against officials loyal to the Western-backed Karzai regime.
So this is what "victory" by the US and NATO forces looks like in Marja!?!
Watch for this pattern to be repeated in all of the next major US/NATO targets, like Kandahar.