This happened in Kandahar, the city that was supposed to witness a rebirth after a NATO “clear, hold and build” operation last year. US officials insist that they are winning the fight and that the Taliban is weakened, but not weakened enough to stop them from building a giant, 360-meter tunnel and breaking 500-odd prisoners out in the middle of Kandahar. And the Taliban sent out word of the prison break BEFORE the prison security discovered it. In fact, the whole operation took four and a half hours overnight and security never saw anything until morning.