WTH is going on with the Taliban takeover?
Frederick Kagan on the fall of Kabul, the Afghan army’s role, and Biden’s surrender to the Taliban



Almost 20 years after the U.S. invaded Afghanistan in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the Taliban are back in control of the country. After President Biden’s decision to depart Afghanistan regardless of conditions on the ground, and the withdrawal of U.S. intelligence and air support to the Afghan army, the Taliban rapidly advanced, culminating in the collapse of the Afghan government.

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