Afghanistan vs USA
Yes, this article is pretty accurate. The people are tribal and many live like they did 500 years ago. I remember a story a Pashtun elder once told me. We went into his area and told him all the things the Afghan Government wanted to do. He smiled and pointed at himself and said, "I have been been Afghan for 100 year. I have been Muslim for 500 years. I have been Pashtun for 2,000 years." Now, he wasn't talking about himself, he was talking about his culture and how hard it to break with it.
It was for him to break with his Pashtun heritage to side with the Afghan Government. This is the mindset we are up against over there. Without doing to them what we did to Germany, declaring total war and breaking their will, this will continue to go on. I doubt the world or even our own people would let us fight a war the way we fought WW2, so this is like a drop in the bucket.