A blockbuster from the Washington Post:

A confidential trove of government documents obtained by The Washington Post reveals that senior U.S. officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan throughout the 18-year campaign, making rosy pronouncements they knew to be false and hiding unmistakable evidence the war had become unwinnable.

Reminiscent of the Pentagon Papers, isn’t it?

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On the other hand, the failure by outside forces to pacify Afghanistan has more or less been obvious for centuries, hasn’t it?