South Asia and Beyond

Taliban Warns Of Consequences If U.S. Extends August 31 Troop Withdrawal Deadline

NEW DELHI: On ‘The Gist‘, Bill Roggio, Editor, Long War Journal(LWJ) and Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defence of Democracies(FDD) in analysis with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi.

The Taliban has warned of “consequences” of a “clear violation” of its deal with the U.S. if President Joe Biden delays the August 31 self-declared deadline for withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. The UK, France and Germany have been pushing for an extension to continue the evacuation airlift from Kabul. Bill Roggio discusses the chaos, the LWJ’s reporting for years on American failures, how the U.S. ‘got it wrong with respect to al-Qaeda in Afghanistan for more than a decade’, the Haqqanis in Kabul as a ‘veritable arm of the ISI’, what the Taliban transition to governance means, the potential of resistance in the Panjshir valley and the threat to the region and the world.

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