There’s loads of discuss concerning the failure of intelligence companies to foretell the Taliban’s blitzkrieg. However Germany’s BND, for instance, with a big crew on the bottom in Afghanistan, reported to the federal government in January that the Afghan authorities’s safety forces solely counted 25,000 combat-ready troopers, far beneath the official variety of 300,000; extra lately, warnings from the BND concerning the Taliban’s speedy progress had been coming in day by day. That the federal government selected to hearken to extra calming assessments, a few of them coming from BND consultants too, and to the Afghan authorities that requested it to not evacuate folks so as to avert panic, was a choice born of Afghanistan’s relative unimportance in nationwide politics. Political leaders thought they may afford to cover their heads within the sand.
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