Afghanistan On the Brink of Collapse After Taliban Offensive

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Earlier this month, CIA Director William Burns stated that now the Taliban is conducting military actions throughout Afghanistan; he also revealed that the organization is in the greatest military posture it’s had in ages.

The Taliban Has Archived Great Success In The Past Months

In a July 22 discussion with NPR, Burns said the Taliban are achieving major military gains and are likely in their greatest military positions since 2001. Burns made the comment in relation to information concerning an alleged warning in a US internal report.

It was reported by various media sites in late June that the Afghan government might fall in as quickly as six months after the US army exit from the nation is finished.


How Long Will the Afgan Government Last?

The CIA director recognized the Taliban threat’s gravity and immediacy, constantly referring to the forecasts as worrying trends. At the very same time, he warned about forecasting the Afghan administration’s demise, claiming that it still has strong military assets.


The key question, he says, is if those abilities can be used with such political determination and organizational unity that is required to defeat the Taliban.

He added that the trend lines are clearly disturbing. He also went on to say that he doesn’t believe this should lead to predetermined judgments or a sense of immediacy or certainty, but it is concerning.

Burns later stated that the Afghanistan security and military personnel are attempting to solidify their position, albeit the effectiveness of this effort would be determined by the state’s leading leader’s political resolve.

Burns, on the other hand, declared that the US would continue supporting the Afghan army after the US leaves.

At a July 8 press briefing in Washington, President Joe Biden (who authorized the entire departure of US forces from Afghanistan in April) was asked if he believed the Afghan government will collapse and the insurgents will take control.

The Taliban taking control of the government is not unavoidable, added Biden, who, like the CIA director, stressed that the Afghan army remained a formidable force.


Upwards of 300,000 soldiers of Afghanistan’s army have been educated by US forces in the last 20 years, according to the presidency. They have all the equipment and physical training that any contemporary armed forces would have.

After U.S. military intervention in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001 terror acts, the Taliban lost control of Afghanistan in 2001. The organization was suspected of sheltering terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, who was assassinated in an operation in Pakistan roughly 10 years later.

Several US military officers have cautioned of a resurgence of the Taliban in the aftermath of the withdrawal of U.S. troops; Gen. Scott Miller, the military leader in charge of the drawdown, noted in late June that the nation’s military situation in the country has worsened.