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New book highlights divisions in Obama administration over Afghanistan

Text by Mehdi Chebil

Latest update : 2010-09-27

Senior Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward has just released a new book exposing the US administration’s deep divisions over the Afghanistan war strategy, sparking a firestorm of controversy.

Some 36 years after his exposé of the Watergate scandal brought down the Nixon administration; highly-respected Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward has generated a firestorm with his latest book on the Obama administration’s Afghan strategy review in 2009.
 
The Washington Post has already published excerpts from the book, while the New York Times managed to get its hands an early copy to offer up a full review of the book. Woodward is a Washington insider known for his ability to obtain cooperation from the US presidents on whom he choses to write - including George W. Bush with "Plan of Attack" (2004) and "State of Denial" (2006), as well as Bill Clinton in "The Agenda" (1994)

As “Obama’s Wars” hit the shelves in the United States, FRANCE 24 takes a look at some of the revelations in this highly-anticipated book, highlighted in a series of photographs.

Photo credits: "Obama's Wars" cover by publishers Simon & Schuster, all other pictures copyright AFP.

Date created : 2010-09-27

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