President Biden’s Afghan policy is being criticized by some experts as Taliban quickly take over the country immediately after US troops evacuated from there. The US & NATO supported Kabul Government has fallen while Taliban took the charge of the capital and President Ghani flew away.
After President Biden had conned the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, during the Political Campaign held in 2020, presenting himself as the Globe-trotting leader. He was also President Obama’s ultimate man to deal with complex international issues and was determined to fix national security.
Nevertheless, President Biden had to double the force he had decided on April and send 5000 troops to the country, due to the turmoil that engulfed Afghanistan. The former officials report that this situation has brought forward a crisis that could cause National Security consequences and have enduring humanitarian concerns as well.
Carter Malkasian, the author of a comprehensive history of the Afghan conflict and the adviser to former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joe Dunford, comments, “We are not at the worst point yet, now that the Taliban are moving into Kabul and overturning the democratic government we have been supporting for 20 years, it is highly likely they will seek to punish, and perhaps even execute, the Afghans who worked with us.”
Mr. Biden’s statement on Saturday was, “One more year, or five more years, of U.S. military presence, would not have made a difference if the Afghan military cannot or will not hold its own country, and an endless American presence in the middle of another country’s civil conflict was not acceptable to me.”
Bottom Line: Questions arouse on President Biden’s Foreign-record policy and the deathly risk that Afghanistan could build terrorist refuges, only if the US withdraws.