We all remember 11 September 2001 when we witnessed two passenger jets fly into the World Trade Centre in New York. The number of lives lost, and the ensuing fallout, left the world reeling. Now, almost 20 years later, with billions of dollars spent on a war to combat terrorism, America is withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan. The failures of the US-Afghan war, that was aimed at removing the Taliban footprint and rule in the region whilst training Afghan security forces, were quickly exposed as the US military started to withdraw from the region. Although US President Joe Biden, who gave the withdrawal orders, was made aware of the
potential implications, the Pentagon did not anticipate how rapidly the Afghan army would be overrun by the Taliban.