The longest US war is over (with Craig Whitlock)

In May of 2003, then Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, flew to Kabul to declare that combat operations were indeed over in Afghanistan. "The country is now secure." This was quite the misleading statement as our guest Craig Whitlock explains. Just one example of numerous half-truths told over four administration about the US' now longest war. On this day, the last flight out of Afghanistan carrying American troops has left, ending the endless war. We'll take a deep dive as to how we got here with the aforementioned author the brand new book, THE AFGHANISTAN PAPERS: A Secret History of the War.


  • Craig Whitlock (@CraigMWhitlock), Investigative reporter for The Washington Post Author


  • Michael Isikoff (@Isikoff), Chief Investigative Correspondent, Yahoo News
  • Daniel Klaidman (@dklaidman), Editor in Chief, Yahoo News
  • Victoria Bassetti (@VBass), fellow, Brennan Center for Justice (contributing co-host)



  • Whitlock's new book, The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War - Here.
  • Whitlock's Washington Post bio page - Here.
  • Yahoo News' latest article on the end of the war in Afghanistan - Here.


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