The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Soldier Forced Out After Love Affair

    Army Green Beret Maj. Jim Gant was assigned to a combat post in Afghanistan to gain support from Pashtun tribes against the Taliban. His successful tactics earned the Silver Star Medal winner the nickname “Lawrence of Afghanistan,” but he was forced out after admitting to secretly living with Washington Post reporter Ann Scott Tyson while on assignment. Gant had “gone native” in a bid to win over locals’ trust and was idolized by his soldiers, but his superiors began to question his unconventional methods.


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