Behind the Poll

As the U.S. removed troops from Afghanistan, there was concern that it would create a power vacuum. But nobody in the Biden administration imagined that the Taliban would advance so quickly.

Over the weekend of August 14-15, 2021, Afghanistan fell even while some U.S. troops were still present. According to Just The News, “It wasn’t supposed to end this way. U.S. intelligence said it was possible Afghanistan would collapse within six months after the U.S. troop withdrawal, but falling before the U.S. could even evacuate was not on most radars.”

Afghanistan and Kabul are now firmly in the Taliban’s control. The situation is being described as a humanitarian and military disaster.