PODCAST: Buchanan and Manning on Afghanistan – Were Intelligence Failures a Prelude to a Taliban Takeover

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A View from Afar
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PODCAST: Buchanan and Manning on Afghanistan - Were Intelligence Failures a Prelude to a Taliban Takeover
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A View from Afar: Selwyn Manning and Paul Buchanan present this week’s podcast where they analyse the crisis, the tragedy, unfolding in Afghanistan, including an apparent intelligence failure.

Unanswered questions considered, include:

  • Why were United States intelligence unable to predict how poised and ready the Taliban were?
  • How did the Taliban prepare to take every province, every city in Afghanistan, and keep their readiness a secret while they waited for the final phase of the US-led withdrawal to begin?
  • What should we make of the Taliban leadership? Should we be reassured or concerned at the Taliban’s words of transition?
  • And, has United States president Joe Biden damaged his reputation beyond repair, in justifying the method of the US’s withdrawal in a speech laced with a cold indifference toward the human carnage that unfolded at Kabul airport?

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Threat.Technology placed A View from Afar at 9th in its 20 Best Defence Security Podcasts of 2021 category. You can follow A View from Afar via our affiliate syndicators.

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