War in Afghanistan
The Afghanistan Papers
On December 9, 2019, Washington Post reporter, Craig Whitlock, published an article entitled, “At War with the Truth,” detailing revelations from the Afghanistan Papers; a compilation of internal documents from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). The documents, which Whitlock had obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, revealed that high-ranking U.S. officials held a general consensus that the war in Afghanistan was unwinnable, while at same time misleading the public to believe otherwise. Referencing Whitlock’s revelations, many media and political figures launched into a litany of U.S. foreign policy criticisms, citing leadership failures spanning the Bush, Obama, and Trump administrations.
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