Monday, April 24, 2017

The Afgan war is far from over

It's been sixteen years since the beginning of the post 9/11 US war in Afghanistan. A nation that has often been referred to as the "graveyard of empires" has been no kinder to the might and prowess of the United States. Again an American Defense Secretary is visiting the country amid chaos and war.

While our initial efforts there were seen as “the good war,” we’ve paid the price of knowing so little about the culture, the history and politics of the area.  What we didn’t know would fill a book. Former Washington Post Kabul bureau chief, Joshua Partlow, has written that book Kingdom of Their Own: The Family Karzai and the Afghan Disaster

My conversation with Joshua Partlow: