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13 Aug 2021

Bush, Obama and Trump administrations lied to American people about Afghanistan, says journalist

Presenter

As territory falls with seemingly inevitable speed to the Taliban, the Washington Post journalist Craig Whitlock has claimed in his new book that three successive American presidents and their commanders misled the public, committing more and more troops to an endless conflict, despite losing all sight of their original objectives.

When we spoke to him earlier, we asked whether US administrations had lied to the American people about the situation in Afghanistan.