The U.S. military has one more mission in Afghanistan; evacuate Americans from the embassy in Kabul as the Taliban continues to wreak havoc on the country now that President Biden has removed American troops permanently.
There are thousands of American citizens still in the country, along with a number of interpreters, and that’s who the troops will be rescuing.
As for the purpose of the U.S. embassy there, the plan is for it to remain open, but it will have a much smaller staff.
The Pentagon said the withdrawal was 95% complete, and the top brass in the military also admitted that the Taliban is essentially running rampant in the country again. The quote the Pentagon used was the group has “strategic momentum.”
You don’t have to be a military expert to read between the lines and realize that’s not good.
On Thursday, the third largest city in Afghanistan, Herat, which is on the border of Iran was taken over by the Taliban. The second-largest city in Afghanistan is Kandahar City, and the Taliban claims to have taken control there too.
The order and peace that the U.S. military worked so hard to attain with their presence there is quickly falling apart.
The fear for Afghan officials now is the capital and largest city, Kabul, and for how long they can keep it from Taliban control.
Thousands of people have been driven from their homes in the fighting.
No matter how the military or White House labels what’s going on in Afghanistan, the country is extremely dangerous for Americans left there, and the Taliban is quickly taking control.