Mark Milley is a skilled political operator. But he’s not as skilled as he thinks. Milley’s actions in the final year of the Trump Administration and his recent testimony undermining President Joe Biden’s Afghanistan exit have now created the context necessary for Milley to be removed by Biden without much fuss from the press.
We take a look at a few of the bold lies that President Joe Biden told the American people in his incoherent address to the nation.
America has ended its quixotic mission to civilize Afghanistan in failure. It has left citizens and billions of dollars of military equipment behind as the final flight departed from the Kabul Airport. This is a catastrophic failure of the Biden Administration, the US military leadership, the greedy US defense contractors, the sclerotic intel services, and the overall bipartisan elite who purport to rule us. One way or another, in the wake of this failure, heads will roll–either in Afghanistan or in Washington, D.C.
The Taliban handed over security for much of the airport in Kabul to the Haqqani Network, an ally of both the Taliban and IS-K in Afghanistan. That’s why there are 13 dead Americans today…and it’s another indication of how badly President Biden got played by the Taliban.
The American collapse in Afghanistan is not an isolated event under President Joe Biden’s leadership. We are in the terminal decline phase of the end of empire, or in America’s case, superpower. What comes next will be horrific for America.
Americans will be left behind because of the Biden Administration’s incompetence.
In his most recent op-ed for The Asia Times, Brandon J. Weichert describes his fears that the Taliban might be plotting a bloody farewell to the American withdrawal, which is not going well already.
In the weekend long read, Brandon J. Weichert breaks down the truth about the Afghan National Army, why they failed to stop the Taliban advance, and why the Biden Administration will not learn from these failures (and repeat them elsewhere, notably in Africa).
In Brandon J. Weichert’s recent op-ed for The Asia Times, he assesses how dangerous of a moment the Biden withdrawal from Afghanistan really is. Yes, we needed to go. No, we did not need to leave like this.
needed to end this thing in Afghanistan…but we need to do it smartly, not wildly screaming for the exits, hoping that Beijing, Moscow, Islamabad, and New Delhi can keep everything together. They can’t–and won’t.