The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction released an interim report titled, “Collapse of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces: An Assessment of the Factors That Led to Its Demise.” Among several factors, the report’s findings note that the largest factor in the collapse of Afghan security forces “was the U.S.
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Organizations of veterans of the Afghan War have played a central role in building domestic support for the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Responsibly privatizing Afghan central bank functions could help alleviate a cascading economic and humanitarian catastrophe.
The committee will hear testimony from Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley and Commander of the United States Central Command Gen. Kenneth McKenzie.
The offer of assistance from African nations should be welcomed, appreciated, and understood from humanitarian and geopolitical perspectives.
At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 14, the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations will hold a hearing to evaluate the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. The committee will hear testimony from Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.
At 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 13, the House Foreign Affairs Committee will hold a hearing to evaluate the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and related policy. The committee will hear testimony from Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
It’s hard to imagine a successful counterterrorism campaign in the years that followed Sept. 11 without the invasion of Afghanistan, which played a decisive role in dismantling what had become a major and persistent threat to American lives.
The Taliban’s survival depends on how it handles and prevents armed opposition to its rule and manages the country’s economy and relations with external actors.