Much has been written about the Bush administration’s directing of military support away from unfinished business in Afghanistan to Iraq. And now we’re back in Afghanistan starting over. Members of the former administration deny the charges of inadequate support, but they’re countered by Army historians. A new document, “A Different Kind of War,” offers new details, says the New York Times, and “is notable for carrying the imprimatur of the Army itself, which will use the history to train a new generation of officers.”
A lack of planning, a lack of guidance, a lack of resources that were being siphoned off to Iraq.