The blame game begins as the world witnesses the chaotic withdraw that will most certainly be disastrous for the Afghans that are left behind. The New York Times has been tracking the updates here: Live Updates: Taliban Promise No Reprisal Killings, but Afghans Are Desperate to Escape. One can only wonder how damaging this is to America’s Image as Pundits Ponder Biden’s ‘Saigon Moment,’ ‘Epic Failure’ In Afghanistan. I have questions for sure but the most important, I think, is: Have we created an environment where we cannot tell the truth? The U.S. Government Lied For Two Decades About Afghanistan…There is other stuff here too, going to the moon and The Coup That Killed The U.S.S.R. but it just seems forced like we are trying not to look.
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August 17, 2021
Podcast: Ep. 55 — Afghanistan Falls – Generation Jihad
Podcast: Episode 20: Disrupting the Ransomware Ecosystem – RUSI
Podcast: A STORYTELLER’S TALE – A Better Peace
Mapping Taliban Contested and Controlled Districts in Afghanistan – Long War Journal
A Thorough Explanation of China’s Long-Term Strategy – War on the Rocks
Send the Marines to Alaska – War on the Rocks
8/16/2021 National Security and Korean News and Commentary – Small Wars Journal
Event: Civil Reconnaissance & OSINT in Hybrid War: A Snapshot from Ukraine – The Civil Affairs Association
Resistance Manual – ARIS Studies
The Reasons for the Collapse of Afghan Forces – Center for Strategic and International Studies
The Case for Expediting Special Immigrant Visas amid a Transition of Power in Afghanistan – Center for Strategic and International Studies
Satellite Images Capture Afghan Civilians Flocking to Kabul’s International Airport – Center for Strategic and International Studies
Iran maintains cautious calm as Taliban rises – Al Monitor
Afghan debacle dims US credibility across Asia – Asia Times
Russia, China circle wagons pulling in Iran – Asia Times
The Taliban Are Back. Now Will They Restrain or Support Al Qaeda? – The New York Times
Chaos Ensues at Kabul Airport as Americans Abandon Afghanistan – The New York Times
The Day After the Fall – The New York Times
The U.S. Government Lied For Two Decades About Afghanistan – Glen Greenwald
Watch: The Coup That Killed The U.S.S.R. – Radio Free Europe
U.S. Concerned About Iran’s Uranium Metal Production – Radio Free Europe
Uzbekistan Says It ‘Forced’ The Landing Of 46 Afghan Aircraft – Radio Free Europe
Pundits Ponder Biden’s ‘Saigon Moment,’ ‘Epic Failure’ In Afghanistan – Radio Free Europe
I’m a Democrat Who Opposed the Withdrawal. This Catastrophe Is Why. – Foreign Policy
Pakistan and the United States Have Betrayed the Afghan People – Foreign Policy
‘I’m Furious. I Feel Helpless.’ – Foreign Policy
As Chaos Engulfs Kabul, Russia Says It’s Ready to Work With the Taliban – The Moscow Times
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