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Bridges to Kabul

The book is cyclical - the last chapter of the book is called "Returns", like the first one

Uttaran Das Gupta 

A Washington Post story last month revealed how senior US officials had misled the American public about the Afghanistan War, and how the nearly two-decade-long war effort was, in the words of one general, “devoid of a fundamental understanding… (without) the foggiest notion of what the US was doing there”.

As the Taliban kept returning — and now, it seems they will be at the table whatever the future for Afghanistan is — US officials kept declaring “progress was being made”. A few years after the Taliban and Al Qaeda were pushed back in 2001 ...

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First Published: Thu, January 09 2020. 00:21 IST
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