"The whole concept of playing 'pretend BBC' is antiquated and irrelevant to today's information environment," he said. "We need to wield information against adversaries like China and Iran, and our leaderless public broadcasters aren't getting it done."
President Bush said the mission was “to disrupt the use of Afghanistan as a terrorist base of operations and to attack the military capability of the Taliban regime.” Though the first of those goals was achieved, the Taliban transformed into a resilient insurgency.
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