Comment: US failure in Pakistan helped the Taliban win back power in Afghanistan

Twenty years on from 9/11, the blame for what has happened in Afghanistan lies with America’s inability to bring Pakistan onside

18th August, 2021
Comment: US failure in Pakistan helped the Taliban win back power in Afghanistan
‘The biggest failure in the aftermath of 9/11 was the failure to secure long-term support from the front-line states surrounding Afghanistan, with Pakistan particularly crucial.’ Picture: Getty

There is only one good thing about the fact that the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks will take place less than a month after the Taliban have re-established the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. It will serve as a reminder of why it was necessary to invade the country and topple the Taliban government two decades ago.

When nearly 3,000 people are slaughtered on your soil in an operation planned and ordered by a...

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