Lt. Col. Daniel Davis served two deployments in Afghanistan.
By BRYAN RAHIJA
Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Davis, the man who risked his career to raise credible challenges about the Pentagon's rosy depictions of progress in the Afghan war, finally has an opportunity to speak to Congress and the public. The 17-year Army veteran and Ridenhour award-winner is set to give his analysis to Members of Congress today at a 2:00 p.m. press conference and panel discussion.
In his prepared remarks, Davis asked why congressional leaders had not done more to get to the bottom of what conditions were like in the war-torn country:
With all appropriate respect and honor to this body, I must again ask: how could it be that not one committee or sub-committee chairman or chairwoman in the entire United States Congress finds the matter of sufficient importance that they will take action to ascertain the truth?
Davis made headlines back in February after the Armed Forces Journal published a bombshell of an op-ed he wrote titled "Truth, lies and Afghanistan." In the piece, Davis argued that the public wasn't getting the full story about Afghanistan: