Afghanistan is Dead — It’s Time To Defend Kabul

Edit 8/16/2021

Kabul fell to the Taliban on August 15th — however, the arguments I lay out below for an international force deployed to safeguard Kabul remain viable.

The Taliban has never governed Afghanistan and is itself divided into local groups — that’s part of the reason it survived to defeat the United States.

An international force needs to join the 6,000 American and allied forces now in Kabul to safeguard civilians and allow any who wish to evacuate to do so.