The Lawfare Podcast: U.S Security Commitments Post-Afghanistan Withdrawl

By Jen Patja Howell
Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 8:13 AM

During the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Taliban’s subsequent takeover of the country, some observers were quick to question the U.S.’s security commitments to various countries around the world. These commentators point to countries like Ukraine and Taiwan that have defense relationship with the United States and said that, if the U.S. could not be dependable in Afghanistan, those countries could not rely on the U.S. to meet its security commitments. To help make sense of it all, Bryce Klehm spoke with experts on Ukraine, Taiwan, Israel, South Korea and Japan. They talked about how each country’s relationship to the U.S. has evolved under President Biden and how each country perceives the U.S.’s security commitment in light of the withdrawal from Afghanistan.