The Afghanistan Papers: A secret history of the war

Alexander Abad-Santos, “This 13-Year-Old Is Scared When the Sky Is Blue Because of Our Drones,” October 29, 2013, https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/10/saddest-words-congresss-briefing-drone-strikes/354548/

Akhilesh Pillalamarri, “Why Is Afghanistan the ‘Graveyard of Empires’?” Diplomat, June 30, 2017, https://thediplomat.com/2017/06/why-is-afghanistan-the-graveyard-of-empires/

Craig Whitlock, “At war with the truth,” Washington Post, December 9, 2019, https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/investigations/afghanistan-papers/afghanistan-war-confidential-documents/

Craig Whitlock, “Stranded without a strategy,” Washington Post, December 9, 2019, https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/investigations/afghanistan-papers/afghanistan-war-strategy/

Craig Whitlock, “Built to fail,” Washington Post, December 9, 2019, https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/investigations/afghanistan-papers/afghanistan-war-nation-building/

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Craig Whitlock, “Unguarded nation,” Washington Post, December 9, 2019, https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/investigations/afghanistan-papers/afghanistan-war-army-police/

Craig Whitlock, “Overwhelmed by opium,” Washington Post, December 9, 2019, https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/investigations/afghanistan-papers/afghanistan-war-opium-poppy-production/

Gordon Lubold and Yaroslav Trofimov, “Afghan Government Could Collapse Six Months After U.S. Withdrawal, New Intelligence Assessment Says,” Wall Street Journal, June 23, 2021, https://www.wsj.com/articles/afghan-government-could-collapse-six-months-after-u-s-withdrawal-new-intelligence-assessment-says-11624466743?mod=article_inline

Ayaz Gul, “Khan: Pakistan Can Never Again Be US Partner in War,” Global Security, June 30, 2021, https://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/pakistan/2021/pakistan-210630-voa01.htm

Richard Dannatt, “The West has squandered its early success in Afghanistan,” Telegraph, July 1, 2021, https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/07/01/west-has-squandered-early-success-afghanistan/

Danielle Sheridan, Ben Farmer, and Sami Yousafzai, “Taliban has won the war in Afghanistan, says Lord Dannatt as UK and US troops pull out,” Telegraph, July 1, 2021, https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/07/01/taliban-has-prevailed-afghanistan-says-former-army-head-lord/

Gordon Lubold and Nancy A. Youssef, “U.S. Shuts Down Bagram Air Base as Afghanistan Pullout Speeds Up,” Wall Street Journal, July 2, 2021, https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-shuts-down-bagram-air-base-as-afghanistan-pullout-speeds-up-11625221544

Ehsanullah Amiri and Gordon Lubold, “After U.S.’s Bagram Exit, Afghans Face the Taliban Alone,” Wall Street Journal, July 5, 2021, https://www.wsj.com/articles/after-u-s-s-bagram-exit-afghans-face-the-taliban-alone-11625517960

Yaroslav Trofimov and Ehsanullah Amiri, “Taliban Find New Revenues as They Seize Afghanistan’s U.S.-Built Border Gateway,” Wall Street Journal, July 5, 2021, https://www.wsj.com/articles/taliban-find-new-revenues-as-they-seize-afghanistans-u-s-built-border-gateway-11625495521

Miriam Berger, “More than 1,000 Afghan soldiers flee into Tajikistan as Taliban extends control, Tajik officials say,” Washington Post, July 6, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/07/05/afghan-soldiers-flee-tajikistan-taliban/

Kathy Gannon, “After troops exit, safety of US Embassy in Kabul top concern,” Associated Press, July 6, 2021, https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-kabul-445f33e7bba08c382d9bc5f72bf48047

Kathy Gannon, “US left Afghan airfield at night, didn’t tell new commander,” Associated Press, July 6, 2021, https://apnews.com/article/bagram-afghanistan-airfield-us-troops-f3614828364f567593251aaaa167e623

Lara Seligman, “U.S. completes 90 percent of Afghanistan withdrawal,” Politico, July 6, 2021, https://www.politico.com/news/2021/07/06/us-90-percent-afghanistan-withdrawal-498279

R. W. Apple Jr., “A Military Quagmire Remembered: Afghanistan as Vietnam,” New York Times, October 31, 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/2001/10/31/world/nation-challenged-analysis-military-quagmire-remembered-afghanistan-vietnam.html

Anne Gearan, Karen DeYoung, and Tyler Pager, “Biden tells Americans ‘we cannot continue the cycle’ in Afghanistan as he announces troop withdrawal,” Washington Post, April 15, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/biden-afghanistan-pullout-speech/2021/04/14/a4fd907c-9d2a-11eb-9d05-ae06f4529ece_story.html

Cleve R. Wootson, Jr., Dan Lamothe, and John Wagner, “Biden forcefully defends Afghan pullout despite Taliban gains,” Washington Post, July 8, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/biden-afghanistan-taliban/2021/07/08/3fe9ef50-dfd3-11eb-ae31-6b7c5c34f0d6_story.html

Susannah George, “Taliban’s rapid advance across Afghanistan puts key cities at risk of being overtaken,” Washington Post, July 9, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/07/07/afghanistan-taliban-surge/

Dan Lamothe, “Top U.S. commander in Afghanistan steps down, marking a symbolic end to 20 years of war,” Washington Post, July 12, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2021/07/12/last-us-general-afghanistan/

Sandi Sidhu, Anna Coren, and Helen Regan, “Afghan interpreter for US Army was beheaded by Taliban. Others fear they will be hunted down too,” CNN, July 23, 2021, https://edition.cnn.com/2021/07/22/asia/afghanistan-interpreters-taliban-reprisals-intl-hnk/index.html

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