"We're already well through the screwing-up phase of our operation"

On a trip to Afghanistan, David Brooks opts, on the whole, for optimism. Sarah Chayes, who’s been there longer, is less cheered. This will be a heavy Afghanistan day at Inkless, and not only here. Let’s talk more after lunch.

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