In the background of former Commander of U.S. and ISAF Forces in Afghanistan, Stanley McChrystal’s highly publicized resignation and mounting controversy surrounding U.S./NATO counterinsurgency operations in Afghanistan, HTS co-director and co-founder Steve Fondacaro departs while the experimental program undergoes a protracted and delayed review by the Secretary of Defense.  Two high profile articles outlining HTS’s uncertain future, perceived troubles and the retirement of Steve Fondacaro – a key subject in the Human Terrain documentary – have recently been featured on and The articles underline a mounting tide of speculation and criticism about the ethics, efficacy, and morality of U.S./NATO operations in Afghanistan highlighted by a Rolling Stone expose ‘The Runaway General‘ inditing U.S. leaders commanding the war in Afghanistan.