Documents Show Misleading Information About The War In Afghanistan

Newly unveiled military documents are outlining how U.S. officials lay have misled the American people about progress in the Afghanistan war. About two-thousand pages of documents obtained by the “Washington Post” show metrics were manipulated to show progress in 2009.

In the full report by the Post, other military officials depict the conflict's shortcomings. Former U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker said he believes training the Afghan Army led to more corruption. Retired three-star Army General Douglas Lute admitted that they didn't know what they were doing in terms of strategy.

Over 24-hundred American troops have died in the 18-year war. It has cost the U.S. one-trillion-dollars so far. President Trump wants to reduce boots on the ground in Afghanistan, but advisors warn about a premature withdrawal from the Middle East.

Source:Washington Post

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