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> The Senate Foreign relations Committee has a excellent > report as to why the Tora Bora campaign got screwed up in > 2001 trying to get Bin Laden. > > http://foreign.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Tora_Bora_Report.pdf I strongly disagree with the assertion that this report is 'excellent.' Its mistakes and conjectures are many: it spends insufficient time on basic logistic issues and accepts unconfirmed assertions as facts. Politically motivated reports such as this one should not be confused for scholarly accounts. The Senate report may have value for historians exploring domestic American politics, but it has no place in serious discussions of the war in Afghanistan. Paul Westermeyer Historian, History Division Marine Corps University Paul.Westermeyer@usmc.mil http://www.history.usmc.mil Westermeyer GS11 Paul W <email@example.com> ----- For subscription help, go to: http://www.h-net.org/lists/help/ To change your subscription settings, go to http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=h-war -----