“This is What Winning Looks Like” is a documentary (a longer documentary at about 1.5 hours long) about the transition period in which U.S. forces worked with Afghan police to hand over much of the responsibility of securing their villages against the Taliban.
U.S. Marines speak candidly about their difficulties in training the local Afghan police. These included heroin usage, sexual assault of young boys, murder, and kidnapping. The video also touches on how U.S. diplomats were misled intentionally in order to make it appear that progress was further along than it actually was.
How do you measure “success” when the metrics we use and the metrics the Afghans use never match up?
Video courtesy of Vice News
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