'We are working to finally end America's longest war and bring our troops back home!'
"The Afghanistan Papers," a confidential trove of interviews with top U.S. national security officials obtained by the Washington Post that showed a years-long effort to hide the truth about the war in Afghanistan, is getting the Hollywood treatment.
Your friend and humble narrator is extremely skeptical that peace may be at hand.
'You create from the bottom up an incentive because of short time frames – we're there for six months, nine months, or a year – to show success. That gets reported up the chain and before we know it the president is talking about success that doesn't exist.'
"Our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines who have given their lives in Afghanistan have not given their lives in vain, in my view."