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Col. wins award for scathing Afghan war essay – Air Force News | Air Force Times

An Army lieutenant colonel who accused senior U.S. officials of concealing bad news about the war in Afghanistan will receive the Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling on Wednesday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Lt. Col. Daniel Davis laid out his concerns in “Truth, Lies, and Afghanistan,” published in the February 2012 issue of Armed Forces Journal, a sister publication of the Military Times. In his piece, Davis denounced “rosy official statements” that paint Afghanistan as a picture of progress, and asked military leaders to come clean about the “absence of success on virtually every level.”

The prize, which is given annually and comes with a $10,000 stipend, recognizes “a citizen, corporate or government whistleblower, investigative journalist, or organization for bringing a specific issue of social importance to the public’s attention,” according to the Ridenour Prize website. It is funded by the Nation Institute, which describes itself as a nonprofit media center “established to extend the reach of progressive ideas and strengthen the independent press.”

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