Army Maj. Jason Moncuse sat at a table in a makeshift headquarters with an Afghan actor playing the role of a commander from that nation's army. Through a Dari-speaking interpreter they traded small talk.
"Oh, and if you could, also submit this tourist visa to the U.S.," the commander said.
"Oh, so you want a tourist visa?" said Moncuse.
The chatting wasn't aimless, though. The Army is essentially weaponizing chitchat.