The Afghanistan Papers

With U.S. troops now completely out of Afghanistan, most Americans don’t want to hear about that country anymore, much less read an entire book about our war there went awry. Nobody learns anything from the mistakes of the past anyway.

So this posting will be very short.

The Afghanistan Papers, researched and written by a Washington Post investigative reporter, and modeled somewhat after the Vietnam era’s Pentagon Papers (read about it here), was published on August 31, 2021, and is now available from bookstore shelves (and Amazon, here).

Reuters describes it as “a book about failure and about lying about failure, and about how that led to yet worse failures, and so on for 20 years.” That should give you a general idea of its contents. For more details, read the Reuters article (here) or Wikipedia’s article (here).

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  1. Mark Adams #

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  2. Roger Rabbit #

    I’ll forward your request to the Santa’s elves.

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