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Joe Biden puts the blame on Chaos engulfed Kabul On the shoulders of the dismissed Afghan government and its ineffective security forces, the claim that the US-backed authorities were unable to resist the Taliban’s attack proved that he was right to withdraw the US troops.
When the US President delivered a speech yesterday, the Pentagon tried to restart flights after being occupied by fleeing Afghans at Kabul International Airport.At least Seven dead In turmoil.
Taliban’s rapid defeat of Afghan security forces Exposed failure In the US intelligence, policy, and decision-making agencies, officials and experts say this will have a profound impact.
The instability caused by the Taliban takeover is internationally affected: Pakistan’s international bonds Under selling pressure And Uzbekistan’s debt weakened.
The officials in Islamabad did not hide their gloat At the end of the United States’ 20-year mission in Afghanistan.China has stated that it will respect the “choice” of the Afghan people. This is the first sign that Beijing is prepared to give Support cautiously A government led by the Taliban. (FT, Associated Press)
View: The fall of Kabul will end U.S. influence in Afghanistan and may last for decades. Gideon Rahman wrote. A large-scale international effort is needed to deal with the refugee outflow, adding Our editorial board.
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