A very combat-experienced US Army officer has submitted an 84-page report on the war in Afghanistan entitled, "Dereliction of Duty II: Senior Military Leaders’ Loss of Integrity Wounds Afghan War Effort," dated 27 January 2012.
Here is the opening paragraph:
Senior ranking US military leaders have so distorted the truth when communicating with the US Congress and American people in regards to conditions on the ground in Afghanistan that the truth has become unrecognizable. This deception has damaged America’s credibility among both our allies and enemies, severely limiting our ability to reach a political solution to the war in Afghanistan. It has likely cost American taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars Congress might not otherwise have appropriated had it known the truth, and our senior leaders’ behavior has almost certainly extended the duration of this war. The single greatest penalty our Nation has suffered, however, has been that we have lost the blood, limbs and lives of tens of thousands of American Service Members with little to no gain to our country as a consequence of this deception.Read it and weep.