End Of The Road
Andy Oppenheimer | 08/19/2021
The Taliban completed its takeover in Afghanistan on Aug. 15 when
President Ashraf Ghani fled Kabul. Over the previous week, the militant
group seized control of provincial capitals as Afghan security forces,
lacking U.S. support, increasingly laid down their arms. Above, a Taliban
fighter sits in the back of a truck armed with a machine gun in front of the
main gate leading to the Presidential Palace in Kabul on Aug. 16.
As the deadline for the final withdrawal of U.S. and allied...