Afghanistan’s collapse: Did US intelligence get it wrong?

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(Worthy News) – The , which has long called itself the “Islamic Emirate of ,” announced they had entered Kabul soon after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country on Sunday afternoon, setting off a rush to the city’s airport and a stepped-up evacuation of the U.S. embassy by a fleet of helicopters guarded by AH-64 Apache attack helicopters orbiting the once-impenetrable Green Zone. President rushed to move in thousands of U.S. troops to evacuate American officials still in the capital.

“[U.S.] leaders were told by the military it would take no time at all for the Taliban to take everything,” an anonymous U.S. intelligence official told ABC . “No one listened.”

“What is happening in Afghanistan is not the result of an intelligence failure,” former Acting CIA Director Michael Morell tweeted on Sunday. “It is the result of numerous policy failures by multiple administrations. Of all the players over the years, the Intelligence Community by far has seen the situation in Afghanistan most accurately.” [ Source: ABC News (Read More…) ]

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