Why are we still in Afghanistan? Because our policies make failure inescapable
Weary Afghan and American soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division return from a long patrol to Combat Outpost Asheque October 16, 2010 in Zhari district west of Kandahar, Afghanistan.
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The Washington Post this week released a blockbuster expose called “The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War.”
After a lengthy legal battle, the Post got hold of documents compiled by SIGAR, the Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction. John Sopko, the Inspector General, interviewed over 600 people connected to the Afghan war effort to prepare a series of reports called “Lessons Learned,” which purported to explain what had gone wrong since America’s invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.
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