George Packer: A dishonorable ending in Afghanistan

CJR · George Packer: A dishonorable ending in Afghanistan

As last summer’s efforts to aid evacuations from Afghanistan grew desperate, media debated who was to blame for the crisis. In his landmark piece “The Betrayal” for The Atlantic, George Packer reframes how to think about the fall of Kabul.

On this week’s Kicker, Packer joins Kyle Pope, editor and publisher of CJR, to discuss the impact of Biden’s experience with Vietnam, and how the media should approach moral questions in a divided, partisan era. 


The Betrayal, George Packer, the Atlantic

Has America ever needed a media watchdog more than now? Help us by joining CJR today.

Amanda Darrach is a contributor to CJR and a visiting scholar at the University of St Andrews School of International Relations. Follow her on Twitter @thedarrach.