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susannah george
Afghanistan and Pakistan bureau chief for the , previously headed Iraq bureau, before that
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Andrew Exum Dec 9
Replying to @ExumAM
I know and admire a lot of the officials quoted here, and I can confirm their skepticism was raised to the very highest levels of the government. At the end of the day, though, three successive presidents ended up deferring to their ever-optimistic commander(s) on the ground.
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James LaPorta Dec 9
“If the American people knew the magnitude of this dysfunction . . . 2,400 lives lost,” Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute added, blaming the deaths of U.S. military personnel on bureaucratic breakdowns among Congress, the Pentagon and the State Department. “Who will say this was in vain?”
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Danielle Rindler Dec 9
Or, if 2,000 pages of government documents maybe isn’t your thing, we’ve helpfully pulled out 25 key documents, annotated with relevant context from .
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Marty Baron Dec 9
. sued twice for release of these docs over 3-year FOIA battle that continues. 2,000 pages of unpublished notes & transcripts from 428 interviews were released. Docs ID 62 interviewees. Post still seeks 366 names that remain blacked out.
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susannah george Dec 9
“We were devoid of a fundamental understanding of Afghanistan — we didn’t know what we were doing,” said Douglas Lute a three-star Army general who served as the White House’s Afghan war czar during the Bush and Obama administrations
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Julie Vitkovskaya Dec 9
EXCLUSIVE: Confidential documents reveal U.S. officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan
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Missy Ryan Dec 6
But officials have confirmed to multiple media orgs that the department is considering a significant plus-up to troop presence (as big as 7K, according to what Wash Post reported yday) so no matter the exact number there is a major addition being eyed.
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susannah george Dec 5
“When you are passing Wardak, that’s like Fallujah” my colleague tells me as we discuss Afghan highway safety
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Sharif Hassan Dec 4
our story on the killing of in eastern
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Sediq Sediqqi Dec 3
The Afghan government strongly condemns the heinous and cowardice attack on Afghan's greatest friend, Dr. Nakmora who has dedicated all his life to change the lives of Afghans, working on water management, dams and improving traditional agriculture in Afghainstan.
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Mujib Mashal Dec 3
So sad and infuriating. Dr. Nakamora was recently awarded honorary Afghan citizenship for decades of transformative services he provided in Nangarhar. He is wounded in the attack, while five others killed.
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susannah george Dec 3
“As well as the Taliban”
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Nick Kay Dec 1
Kabul air is hazardous: currently worst air quality in the world. By far.
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Philip Rucker Nov 30
Trump announced that the Taliban wanted a ceasefire in Afghanistan and was ready for a deal. The Taliban says that’s news to them. & on the latest
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susannah george Nov 30
U.S. military acknowledges allegations of civilian deaths in Afghanistan airstrike
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Cengiz Nov 29
Incredible images from in Baghdad as Iraqi Prime Minister Mahdi says he will resign amid ongoing protests and violence
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susannah george Nov 30
A protester who has been in the square since the first day said he welcomed the news, but “the joy is not complete because martyrs of Nasiriyah and Najaf were just buried. Their blood is still red.” via
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Mujib Mashal Nov 29
Trump's imprecise remarks in Afghanistan about a ceasefire -- and that the Taliban now want a ceasefire -- has caused some confusion on what the US policy is. And was met by surprise from the Taliban, who said no change in their position.
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susannah george Nov 29
"Especially at a time where U.S. leverage is a wasting asset, and (the Taliban) believe they’re winning on the battlefield. And Trump has committed to a drawdown of forces regardless, so why would the Taliban offer up a cease-fire now?” w
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susannah george Nov 28
& this from ““There is nowhere I’d rather celebrate this Thanksgiving than right here with the toughest, strongest, best and bravest warriors on the face of the earth,” Trump said
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