War in Afghanistan: Are Pentagon Officials Telling the Truth?

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Army Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Davis has risked his career by accusing the Pentagon of misleading the public with reports of progress in Afghanistan. After a year of visits to every combat zone — hoping that "rosy official statements" were true, he saw "the absence of success on virtually every level," and reported that the Pentagon is not telling the truth about what it calls "progress in Afghanistan." We speak with Davis and others, including one of the members of Congress whom Davis briefed with classified information. How widely shared is the colonel's conclusion that American soldiers are dying in a war America can't win?

Credits

Guests:
Scott Shane - New York Times - @ScottShaneNYT, Daniel Davis - US Army, John Garamendi - US Congress - @RepGaramendi, Michael O'Hanlon - Brookings Institution - @MichaelEOHanlon, Matthew Hoh - Center for International Policy - @matthewhoh

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Caitlin Shamberg, Sonya Geis, Frances Anderton