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The Cold Dark Truth in the ‘Afghanistan Papers’: America Doesn’t Care About Losing

Never-ending defeat is preferable to U.S. leadership and invisible to everyone at home

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ItIt doesn’t matter how long it goes on, the United States will never win the war in Afghanistan. This is the reality that senior military leaders and top-level officials have…

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Jacob Siegel

Jacob Siegel

News and Politics editor, Tablet magazine. Co-host of Manifesto! a Podcast. Writing in Tablet, The Baffler, American Affairs, and other fine outlets.

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