Tuesday, July 9, 2019

The Taliban Have Won in Afghanistan — Brian Cloughley

Like the Vietnamese, they outlasted the occupiers. But it remains to be seen whether the Taliban will repeat a forcing of ignominious withdrawal, tail between the legs. Remember the helicopters evacuating the remnant from the rooftops of Saigon?

President Trump's instincts are correct on this, but he is trapped by the politics and optics.

Strategic Culture Foundation
The Taliban Have Won in Afghanistan
Brian Cloughley | British and Australian armies’ veteran, former deputy head of the UN military mission in Kashmir and Australian defense attaché in Pakistan


Joe said...

Bolton and Pompeo need to be fired yesterday.

Kaivey said...
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Kaivey said...

The Taliban recently said they had surrounded a group of Al Qaeda militia but US came in and helicoptered them out. It's a surreal world!