Larry P. Goodson

Larry P. Goodson

Larry P. Goodson is Professor of Middle East Studies at the U.S. Army War College. Since joining the U.S. government in 2002, Dr. Goodson has been continually called upon to serve as a regional advisor on Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Middle East by senior U.S. military and political leaders. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling “Afghanistan’s Endless War: State Failure, Regional Politics, and the Rise of the Taliban” (2001).

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How America Lost Afghanistan

How America Lost Afghanistan

Over its 10 years of aiding the mujahedeen, the U.S. learned nothing about the nuances of Afghanistan’s people, history or culture — a problem that would continue to plague most of our actions for the 20 years the U.S. spent in Afghanistan.

Thomas H. Johnson,
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