What with Wall Street in crisis and the presidential election in high gear it’s easy to forget about Iraq and Afghanistan. Particularly when both candidates seem to accept the premise that we’re winning in Iraq and should eventually win in Afghanistan — except that neither proposition is, strictly speaking, true.

To get a detailed sense of what’s happening in Iraq and a sense at one remove what’s happening in Afghanistan I turned again to Wayne White, a former senior analyst in the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research, recently retired. This is, by the way, Wayne’s fourth time as a guest on the EP podcast.

Wayne is one of the top U.S. experts on Iraq and his judgment is extremely helpful putting things into their proper perspective.




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