Joe Biden may have more foreign-policy experience than any American president in 30 years, but he is haunted by the brutal assessment of his judgment by Robert Gates, who was secretary of defence under the president both men served
wo decades after Western forces helped sweep the Taliban from power, and four months after President Joe Biden announced his intention to end America’s permanent military presence in Afghanistan
Taliban forces have stepped up attacks across the country and overrun a growing number of districts.
Thirteen years on, U.S. President Joe Biden appears to have reached the same conclusion as the British brigadier.
On the sidelines of the withdrawal of American and Western forces from Afghanistan, the Taliban reconquered the Afghan districts one by one, routing the Afghan army and threatening to eventually regain power in Kabul.