Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Trump's former national security adviser says the public is fed 'defeatist narrative' that hurts the US in Afghanistan

Research by the Costs of War Project is cited in an article on former national security adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster's thought that war in Afghanistan can be sustained, but the American public's defeatist narrative is inaccurate. "As of August 2016, more than 31,000 civilians are estimated to have died violent deaths as a result of the war, according to the Watson Institute's Cost of War project."

May 10, 2019 Business Insider