The Editor of Time Magazine (Richard Stengel) defended the decision to use the image of an Afghan Woman Mutilated by the Taliban, with the Phrase "What happens if we leave Afghanistan".
A local Taliban commander acting as judge ordered the removal of nose and ears after the 18 year old was caught trying to escape an abusive husband and in-laws.
She was held down by her brother-in-law while her husband disfigured her face with a knife.
This comes as multiple nations decide to pull out of Afghanistan.
"This is the start. It is a chain - the Dutch forces start to withdraw, followed by the Canadians, then the British by 2014," an Afghan official said.