This article investigates two related issues: (1) the on-the-ground experience of the fierce US war. in Afghanistan, in contrast to the Pentagon story and the mainstream media; (2) The relentless efforts of Obama and the Pentagon to control the public account of this war. While the real war spread geographically and violence intensified, so did the efforts of the United States. to build a positive reading. The examination of the corpses (of foreign occupation forces and innocent Afghan civilians) reveals a situation of exchange. The elites of the countries of the NATO countries have understood that they have entered a dead end and begin to back down.