Catastrophe in Afghanistan

Morning in Kabul — Photo by https://unsplash.com/@afgprogrammer

When Joe Biden announced in early 2021 that he would follow through with the complete withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan, many, including the Taliban themselves, claimed the news meant that the Taliban had won and America had been defeated.

I argued against that narrative.

Six months later, in a sudden surge over only a few weeks, the Taliban have seized the entire country. The speed of…