(Worthy News) – The rapid disintegration of Afghanistan has sparked a blame game across Washington and throughout the world as a series of stunning Taliban victories have left the U.S.-backed government in Kabul reeling and the Biden administration scrambling to stop the bleeding.
Insurgent Taliban fighters on Monday claimed their sixth provincial capital in Afghanistan, capping a whirlwind weekend offensive in which the group overran government forces in strategically vital regions and led to a warning to Americans from the U.S. Embassy in Kabul to get out of the country as soon as possible. The fall of Aibak, the capital of the northern province of Samangan, seems to offer more confirmation that the Taliban‘s long-term strategy to wait for the U.S. military withdrawal and then launch major urban offensives was correct.
The Taliban victories also have renewed skepticism about the reliability of Afghan security forces, which despite tens of billions of dollars in investment and two decades of U.S. training have suffered decisive defeats in key battles over the past several weeks. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More…) ]