Let's take this a second at a time....

Mandatory reading for today:

https://warontherocks.com/2019/12/there-was-no-secret-war-on-the-truth-in-afghanistan/

TL;DR The Washington Post overestimates the importance of its "Afghanistan Papers" report, and draws its own predictable conclusions...the reality leaning a lot more towards "murky objectives make for difficult assessment of milestones", i.e. incompetence more likely than malice.

The author of the article speaks from some authority and inside knowledge of the processes involved.


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