Afghanistan’s dust is still rising. The disaster ensued since Joe Biden withdrew from Bagram Air Base, and Afghanistan will go much beyond his August 31 deadline. The inhabitants of that country will soon face pogroms unseen since the Vietnam communists and the Khmer Rouge devastated Southeast Asia, killing tens of thousands. Already, a refugee crisis is wreaking havoc on Afghanistan’s neighbors and Europe. One might say that Biden destabilized a large portion of the world and damaged US ties.
Furthermore, Afghanistan might very quickly devolve into a full-fledged civil war. ISIS, or ISIS-K, has established a presence in Afghanistan and is said to be a fierce adversary of the Taliban. There are still tribes and organizations in that nation who are adamantly opposed to Taliban authority. The primary concerns about them are whether they will continue to fight and how long they can endure. They lasted for two decades during the NATO partners’ presence in the nation and years before that under the Taliban’s first administration. However, the Taliban 2.0 hold more land than they did on September 11, 2001, and they now have new cards to play.
Joe Biden has made it very difficult to oppose the Taliban, and they would not get military, intelligence, or advisory help from the United States. They would be denied access to American airpower. As America’s position deteriorates, Biden’s assertion of over-the-horizon anti-terror capability deteriorates as well. The Taliban is claimed to have stolen billions of dollars worth of American military hardware. Moreover, the Biden administration has yet to say how much valuable equipment was left behind. That won’t change anytime soon, but Congress can and must investigate to assess the Taliban’s danger both within and beyond Afghanistan. It may be one of the world’s best-armed militaries.
The US provided Afghan troops with 75,898 vehicles, 599,690 weaponry, 162,643 pieces of communications equipment, and 208 aircraft. Forty-six of those aircraft are currently in Uzbekistan, where they were utilized by more than 500 Afghan militaries fleeing the collapse of the Kabul administration. According to Banks, the Taliban presently owns more Black Hawk helicopters than 85 percent of the world’s governments. The overall worth of the equipment left behind may be in the neighborhood of $85 billion. However, No other government donates more than $42 billion worth of military hardware to terrorist organizations like the Biden’s Administration.