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June 28th, 2012
08:13 PM ET

Report alleges infighting in Obama administration hurt Afghanistan effort

The numbers are staggering – since 2001, the U.S. has spent more than 542 billion dollars on the war in Afghanistan, and we've lost more than 2,000 brave soldiers. And many would argue that we have little to show for it.

President Obama has set a timetable to bring most our troops home by 2014, but could our path in Afghanistan have been easier all along?

According to Washington Post Senior Correspondent Rajiv Chandrasekaran, infighting over strategy among members of the Obama administration has cost our country excessive money and lives. He's the author of a new book called "Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan" and he comes OutFront to explain.


Filed under: Afghanistan • International • Military • National Security • Politics
soundoff (One Response)
  1. Joey at Purdue Univ

    This is pretty horrible. I think next time Jim Messina & Rufus Gifford e-mail me, I'm just gonna send a check to Wounded Warriors Project instead...

    I'm quickly starting to believe that Cory Booker is probably the last credible public servant left in America. If anyone else starts pulling old ladies out of burning buildings or shoveling their neighbors out of a blizzard, they can be on that list, too.

    June 28, 2012 at 10:11 pm | Reply

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