“We had to destroy the village in order to save the village” was a famous line that summed up the US military’s approach to pacifying Vietnam. Today,  when the long-awaited Ken Burns Vietnam War documentary begins airing on PBS, a New York Times’ lead story contains a ssummarizing the US military’s equally insane approach in Afghanistan: “Green Zone Expansion Underscores Threat to Western Allies.” Right there at the top of page one!