Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., responded Monday to a Washington Post report that top U.S. officials painted an optimistic public picture of the war in Afghanistan's progress while privately grousing that the conflict was unwinnable.
New York veterans of the Afghanistan War demanded Capitol Hill probe top US officials for misleading the American public about the difficulties of the nearly two-decade-long war on Monday, following revelations from an explosive newspaper exposé based on thousands of pages of internal Pentagon documents. Rep. Max Rose (D-Staten Island/Brooklyn), the only member of the...
Despite vows by President Trump and his predecessors George W. Bush and Barack Obama that Washington would not engage in “nation-building,” the US has tried to do just that in war-ravaged Afghanistan, according to a report. Since 2001, the US has allocated $133 billion for reconstruction, aid programs and the Afghan security forces, spending more...
The Washington Post reported on Monday that Pentagon officials privately told a watchdog for years about their deep concerns about the U.S. war strategy in Afghanistan, including senior officials who were publicly more hopeful.
The U.S. government’s claims of progress in the war in Afghanistan over the last 18 years came as top officials in private were venting that it was a costly waste of time, according to a report published Monday by The Washington Post.
Senior US officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan throughout the 18-year campaign — and hid “unmistakable evidence” that it was unwinnable, according to a damning report by The Washington Post. The paper, which obtained a cache of government documents under the Freedom of Information Act after a three-year legal battle,...
Confidential documents obtained by The Washington Post reveal that top US officials misled the American public about the war in Afghanistan in order to conceal doubts about the likelihood that the US could be successful in the nearly 20-year effort since its earliest days, the paper reported in a major investigation on Monday.
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