Based on Post reporter Rajiv Chandrasekaran’s new book “Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan,” here are 10 things you might not know about the Afghan war.
1. Deja vu all over again In the 1950s, dozens of American engineers built a vast network of irrigation canals aimed at bringing modern agriculture to southern Afghanistan. Six decades later, U.S. Marines fought and died in those same canals as they sought to beat back the Taliban. Those canals recently have been used to sustain fields of opium-producing poppies.Chris Hondros/Getty Images