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Army Whistleblower: US is Lying About the Afghan War

Posted By John Glaser On February 5, 2012 @ 5:41 pm In News | Comments Disabled

Lieutenant Colonel Daniel L. Davis writes [1] that his deployments to Afghanistan revealed to him a reality that “bore no resemblance to rosy official statements by U.S. military leaders about conditions on the ground.”

I witnessed the absence of success on virtually every level.

…I saw the incredible difficulties any military force would have to pacify even a single area of any of those provinces; I heard many stories of how insurgents controlled virtually every piece of land beyond eyeshot of a U.S. or International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) base.

I saw little to no evidence the local governments were able to provide for the basic needs of the people. Some of the Afghan civilians I talked with said the people didn’t want to be connected to a predatory or incapable local government.

From time to time, I observed Afghan Security forces collude with the insurgency.

Update: Matthew Hoh responds here [2].

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[1] Lieutenant Colonel Daniel L. Davis writes: http://armedforcesjournal.com/2012/02/8904030

[2] here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/matthew-hoh/lieutenant-colonel-davis-afghanistan_b_1256157.html

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