Updating Afghanistan Situation, The Fall Of Kabul
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U.S. continues to transport people out of Afghanistan.
Streamed on Aug. 19, 2021, “PBS NewsHour live episode, Aug. 19, 2021“, below:
More on Fall of Kabul (2021) may be found in excerpt below, in italics, and click HERE.
The Fall of Kabul was the capture of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, by Taliban forces on 15 August 2021. It was the culmination of a military offensive that began in May 2021 against the Afghan government. The capture took place hours after President Ashraf Ghani fled the country. Most of the provincial capitals of Afghanistan had fallen in succession in the midst of a US troop withdrawal that started on 29 February 2020 and is projected to be completed by 31 August 2021.
Negotiations are ongoing between a Taliban delegation and Afghan officials, although it appears unlikely that they will end in anything less than an unconditional surrender by the government. A peaceful transfer of power has been requested by the Taliban, and the government has declared its willingness to abide by this, preferring a transfer of power to a transitional government, while the Taliban seeks a direct assumption by them of the power of government. Some NATO forces remain, providing security for the evacuation of their countries’ nationals and Afghans seeking to flee the country.
Lawrence O’Donnell explains that no army has ever evacuated from a lost war without leaving anyone behind, in the video published on Aug. 19, 2021, “Lawrence On Those ‘Left Behind’ In Afghanistan And Vietnam“, below:
The Biden administration is facing growing pressure to speed up evacuations out of Afghanistan as reports say the situation on the ground is becoming more and more uncertain. We discuss that with Shannon Pettypiece and Adm. James Stavridis, in the video published on Aug. 20, 2021, “Immense Pressure On Biden To Speed Up Afghnaistan Evacuation”, below:
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