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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