The Afghanistan Paper

Number 28540
Subject War
Source The Washington Post
State
Year 2019
Publication Date December 2019
Summary A confidential trove of government documents obtained by the Washington Post revealed that senior U.S. government officials systematically failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan for the duration of the 18-year conflict. The documents, obtained in response to two FOIA lawsuits, showed in raw, unfiltered detail that senior officials privately concluded the war had become unwinnable even as three U.S. presidents and other government leaders kept insisting publicly - year after year - they were making progress and would prevail.
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Keywords Washington Post, Afghanistan, war, documents, government, FOIA, presidents, generals, transparency
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