War, Lies, Videotape: The Open Secret Of America’s 18-Year-Old Unwinnable Afghan Invasion


This week the Washington Post published ‘a confidential trove of government documents that reveals 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’. But, that’s an open secret that has been evident for all these years to all those in Afghanistan and those following the post 9/11 war. In SNI’s ‘Our Take’, Editor Surya Gangadharan and Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi discuss whether the ‘Afghanistan Papers’ mirror the leaked Vietnam ‘Pentagon Papers, analyse what it means for the resumption of talks with the Taliban and look ahead at what the implications for the Afghan people.


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