Friday, July 02, 2021

Dead of Night

 It seems that the US forces have pulled out of Bagram Air Force Base in the dead of night.

“It shouldn’t be too surprising that we left in the dead of night without coordinating our exit with the locals. While American officials have traditionally hated to admit it, our Afghan allies in both the local government and the military are rife with spies and saboteurs who coordinate with the Taliban against us. If we had coordinated our exit with them, the Taliban might have been ready to launch an attack on the departing forces. Still, this likely won’t be going down in the history books as one of our proudest moments.”

Operational security and force protection are important, but I agree that this is probably not one of our proudest moments.

Full article here. 

1 comment:

dogsledder said...

One of "our" proudest moments ? The United States of America ceased to exist on January 20th, 2021.