Washington Post

The Afghanistan Pentagon Papers

“The war in Afghanistan, America’s longest, has cost about 2,300 US lives, over 20,000 wounded, and about $1 trillion. Now, thanks to the persistence of the Washington Post, we have an abundance of interviews which, like the Pentagon Papers, reveal the enormous wastefulness, ignorance, and deceit that make Afghanistan, like Vietnam, a chapter in the history of failed US interventions…”

Author: Mel Gurtov
Published in: North Ogden Utah Sentinel, Emmitsburg Maryland News-Journal, Gilmer Texas Mirror, Pagosa Springs Colorado Daily Post, Sierra County California Prospect, LA Progressive, Counterpunch, Antiwar, Orangeburg South Carolina T&D, Popular Resistance
Date: 2019: December 10, 11, 12
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