Michael's Dispatches


Helicopter flight over Jolo, the capital city of Sulu Island.

05 June 2009

This is the nicest war I’ve ever been to. Outside Magazine seems to think the same:

This Is the War on Terror. Wish You Were Here!

Welcome to the tropical Philippine island of Jolo, where life is like a Corona ad—coconut trees, white-sand beaches, bathtub-warm seas. Except those guys in the water are U.S. Green Berets, and those kids on dirt bikes are jihadists known for kidnapping Western tourists. Even stranger? On this front, at least, America seems to be winning.

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