Dutch 'success' in Afghan conflict By Damian Grammaticas BBC News, Kabul Parked on the tarmac at Kabul airport was the gleaming, freshly-painted Antonov plane. We climbed aboard the first ever commercial flight to Uruzgan. Inside we had a choice of seats. We were the only passengers on the Kam Air flight to Tirin Kot. Flying above the vast, rugged expanse of southern Afghanistan, snow-capped peaks, barren mountains and fertile, green valleys, the journey took us into the heart of former Taliban territory. The new air service to Uruzgan is one sign of the small but surprising progress being made by the Dutch who are in charge of international forces in the province. Uruzgan is a bright spot in an otherwise depressing region for America and its allies. Almost everywhere else in southern Afghanistan insurgent attacks have risen rapidly. 'Unique approach' In Uruzgan attacks are falling, and areas under Taliban control are shrinking. The Dutch say this progress is, in part, down to their unique approach. More at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8132330.stm Is it how squaddies on the ground see things or is this just window-dressing ?