US officials painted ‘rosy’ picture of Afghanistan despite evidence: WPost - News Summed Up

US officials painted ‘rosy’ picture of Afghanistan despite evidence: WPost


Senior US officials insisted that progress was being made in Afghanistan despite clear evidence the war there had become unwinnable, The Washington Post reported on Monday after obtaining thousands of US government documents on the conflict. The documents are part of a “Lessons Learned” project conducted by the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the Post said. The United States invaded Afghanistan following the September 2001 attacks on New York and Washington to eliminate the threat from Al-Qaeda and topple the Taliban. Some 13,000 US troops remain in Afghanistan nearly 20 years later and the Taliban pose a continued threat to the Afghan government. “We tried using troop numbers trained, violence levels, control of territory and none of it painted an accurate picture.


Source: Egypt Independent December 10, 2019 08:26 UTC



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