For nearly two decades of fighting in Afghanistan, U.S. leaders have sounded a constant refrain: We are making progress. They were not, documents from government interviews show, and they knew it.
The Post obtained records from more than 400 of the interviews after a three-year legal battle. The documents reveal that people who were directly involved in the war could not shake their doubts about the strategy and mission.
But Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report faults the bureau for how it applied to surreptitiously monitor a former Trump campaign adviser, according to a copy of the document obtained by The Post.