Former DIA official: Afghanistan failed when US decided to nation build

08.24.2021 - By John Solomon Reports

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Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Shaffer discusses the failures of the US attempt to nation build in Afghanistan, stating that after the ‘assassination of Bin Laden’ the US should have departed as we held the ‘upper-hand over the Taliban and our allies’. He goes on to explain that the Trump-Pompeo withdrawal plan, would have allowed for ‘the Government of Afghanistan, the tribes, the warlords, and the Taliban….to sort it out, with specific, achievable objectives and military over watch by United States'. This way he explains ‘we would have ensured that American citizens were protected, and more importantly, all parties were brought back together, for the Afghan people to to work out their differences’. 

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