US public consistently misled about Afghan war, confidential papers reveal

US public consistently misled about Afghan war, confidential papers reveal

A confidential set of government documents obtained by The Washington Post has suggested the futility of the war in Afghanistan. It has been suggested that senior US officials failed to tell the truth about the war. ’If the American people knew the magnitude of this dysfunction...2,400 lives lost’, an Army general was quoted within, blaming the deaths on bureaucratic breakdowns.

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Simone
Simone 5 months

Irrespective of biases, its worth a read. Some of the statements “We were devoid of a fundamental understanding of Afghanistan — we didn’t know what we were doing” “Every data point was altered to present the best picture possible,” Bob Crowley, an Army colonel “We lost objectivity. We were given money, told to spend it and we did, without reason.”

Jonh Gonzalez
Jonh Gonzalez 5 months

I thought this was an open secret, there's a VICE documentary that shows how how fruitless the US advisors job has been. It has been a waste of resources and lives for years

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 5 months

Governments have been lying to their citizens for centuries.

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