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Monday, December 16, 2019
Surprise! The government lied
U.S. Marines and Afghan soldier taking cover during a 2010 offensive against the Taliban.
"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." The Afghanistan papers, from the Washington Post.
The New York Times version of the story.
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The SNAFU Principle!
Actually upon a closer read I'm not sure if it is Snafu. I thought it was going to tell a tale of subordinates painting a rosy pic of Afghanistan for their superiors. But it sounds like the superiors just took it upon themselves to lie.
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