As the airlifts continue, questions continue to emerge on the U.S. withdrawal. Twenty years after the U.S.-led invasion in 2001, critics are asking what’s next in this humanitarian crisis? And what will happen to the millions left behind?
This is an opinion piece by Zhao Minghao at Fudan University’s Institute of International Studies.
What did the world’s most powerful military leave behind in Afghanistan?
The Taliban are back in power and are now stronger than ever. The very weapons that were supposed to be used to defeat them, are now in their control. Although the US says it disabled most of the equipment, analysts warn that billions of dollars in military hardware is in the hands of the Taliban.