Loren Thompson gave an extensive quote to the Washington Examiner’s “Daily on Defense” newsletter for their article about the recent release of the “Afghanistan Papers” by the Washington Post. Obtained via the Freedom of Information Act after three years of legal disputes, the papers have since revealed deep reservations about the effectiveness of U.S. strategy in Afghanistan from within the military.
According to Thompson: “Trump was right from day one that Afghanistan is not fixable. George W. Bush made a fatal mistake when he sought to transform a counter-terror campaign there into a nation-building exercise.”
Read his full comments here.
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