Jake Tapper on Washington and Afghanistan

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Jake Tapper, ABC News white house correspondent, and author of The Outpost: The Untold Story of American Valor, discusses his reporting on Combat Outpost Keating in Afghanistan. He also discusses the resignation of General Petraeus and the scandal rocking the Obama national security team.


Jake Tapper

Comments [4]

jg8912 from CT

Iran. Iran. Iran!

Nov. 14 2012 11:51 AM
Amy from Manhattan

In Mr. Tapper's description of the Taliban attack, does "pinned off" mean "pinned them down so they were cut off"? If not, what does it mean?

Nov. 14 2012 10:54 AM
Er-nay from USW

How is his story different than Restrepo?

Nov. 14 2012 10:52 AM

What Tapper -- and the U.S. media generally -- fails to acknowledge is that the Petraeus strategy "worked" in Iraq only by arming the worst, least Democratic elements of the country, and promoting a civil war, which lead to mass-killing of civilians and "ethnic cleansing".

This was a "success" only because Iraqis, not Americans, suffered the consequences.

Nov. 14 2012 10:52 AM

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

Get the WNYC Morning Brief in your inbox.
We'll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.