A recent warning from the US services warned that Kabul could be cut off within 30 to 60 days and that it could fall to the Taliban within 90 days, but the Afghan capital’s fall came faster than anticipated.
“They didn’t want to hear us. US leaders were warned by the military that the Taliban would quickly conquer everything.”
This is how a source from the intelligence services of the United States of America describes how the political power was warned about the risks of the departure of the US Army from the country.
According to various sources in the US intelligence services, there have been several warnings about the power of the Taliban who call themselves the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.
The alerts even recalled the fall of Saigon in 1975, when communist forces from North Vietnam invaded the city in the south of the country, forcing US diplomats to quickly leave the embassy, using helicopters, in a moment immortalized in photography. Remember that the war in Vietnam had ended two years earlier with the departure of the US army from the country after the signing of the Paris peace accords.
Another recent public opinion warned that the capital Kabul could be isolated in the space of 30 to 60 days and that it could fall to the Taliban in the space of 90 days, according to “ABC News”.
The US embassy in Kabul has been evacuated and US soldiers have returned to the country to secure the capital’s airport where thousands of people have left Afghanistan.
Several sources also told “ABC” that the prior announcement of withdrawal from the country by Donald Trump and Joe Biden, as it might have had the effect of boosting the Taliban offensive, was a mistake.
“What is happening in Afghanistan is not the result of an intelligence failure. It is the result of multiple failed policies by multiple administrations. Of all those involved over the years, the intelligence community has by far the best assessment of the situation in Afghanistan,” according to former CIA director Michael Morell.
The US military had officially withdrawn from the country on July 4, 20 years after it toppled the Taliban/Al-Qaeda regime in response to the September 11 attacks on the Twin Towers in New York. In two decades, the US has invested more than $83 billion in training soldiers and equipping the Afghan army.
Source: with Agencies