We’ve reached the end of the road. This is the moment that has been eagerly anticipated and equally feared. Despite the Taliban’s attack, the US is withdrawing from Afghanistan. We’ve lost, and the tens of thousands of Afghans who have heroically backed the Americans for the past two decades are about to be executed. The Taliban took control of the strategically vital city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Saturday. Afghanistan is vanishing so fast that the only question now is whether Kabul, the country’s capital, can hold out for a few days or a week.
The Crossroads of Special Operations