WNU Editor: In one email, Michael Yon has summarized what I have been trying to say for the past few years …. we are losing the war in Afghanistan, and no one back home cares …. and worse, our leaders are trying their best to cover it up. I have reprinted his email below.
A new dispatch on Afghanistan is up: PENGUINS OF AFGHANISTAN
My intentions were to write several more dispatches about missions, yet there seems to be so little interest in Afghanistan that it hardly seems worth the time to write about real missions.
There is little embedded work coming from Afghanistan. McChrystal’s censorship seems to be working. (For now.) He’s losing the war and covering it up. The deception is easy when so few people are paying attention. We are losing the war. At this rate it will be lost.
The following words were written earlier this night by the editors of War News Updates. I copy them here without alteration.
“Brookyards.” War News Updates. 13 May 2010.