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The Roundtable

Jack Fairweather On Why We Couldn’t Win The War Or The Peace In Afghanistan

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  In its earliest days, the American-led war in Afghanistan appeared to be a triumph — a "good war" in comparison to the debacle in Iraq. It has since turned into one of the longest and most costly wars in U.S. history. The story of how this good war went so bad may well turn out to be a defining tragedy of the 21st century — yet as acclaimed war correspondent Jack Fairweather explains, it should also give us reason to hope.

In The Good War, Fairweather provides the first full narrative history of the war in Afghanistan, from the 2001 invasion to the 2014 withdrawal.

An award-winning war reporter, Fairweather travelled with the British troops from Kuwait into Southern Iraq, and spent the next six years in the Middle East, including Iraq, Yemen, Syria and Jordan. A foreign correspondent for the Daily Telegraph and the Washington Post, Jack Fairweather is currently Middle East editor and correspondent for Bloomberg .

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