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Thoughts on Afghanistan

Why the sudden collapse of the fighting forces?

Why is the Afghanistan army melting away before the approach of the Taliban, with nary a shot being fired?

I’ve got one quote for you, attributed to Napoleon: “The moral is to the physical, as three is to one.”

The Afghanistan army has the men, 300,000 on paper anyway, the equipment and arms needed to fight, and there has been years and years of training these forces. So, why are they disappearing, surrendering, etc.?

My answer is that there is a lack of will to fight by these people. Without that, all the arms and equipment mean nothing. A similar thing happened in Iraq — if you recall, there was an attack by ISIS that had the Iraq army also melting away. I remember a story back then about how Iraq soldiers shared that they observed American officers fighting side by side with their soldiers, but you never saw that with their own officers.

There will be no Alamo in this final chapter of America in Afghanistan. You might recall that the Texans and others at the Alamo were given the opportunity to leave, and they knew no help was coming, yet they fought on.

First there were the British and then the Soviets and now the Americans who have come and will soon be gone. I heard this on the radio the other day: the Taliban has said all along that “you Americans have all the watches, but we have the time.”
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