Arlington Cemetery, 2014. (Amanda Voisard for the Post)
In the second installment of this six-part series, Presidents Bush and Obama followed polar-opposite strategies to end the war in Afghanistan. Documents The Post obtained after a three-year legal battle show why both were destined to fail.
Diplomats and military commanders acknowledged they struggled to answer simple questions: Who is the enemy? How will we know when we have won?
In making their recommendation, federal prosecutors cited Rick Gates’s “extraordinary assistance” in Robert S. Mueller III’s Russia investigation. Gates and his longtime boss, Paul Manafort, were the first individuals publicly charged by Mueller in October 2017.