According to a breaking report from CBS News “Taliban forces are swiftly capturing major cities in Afghanistan and are now approaching the outskirts of the nation’s capital, Kabul. While international efforts are underway to evacuate citizens, many Afghans are expressing disappointment in the U.S.’s withdrawal and anger over the lack of protection by their own government.”
Per the AP “The lightning speed of the push has shocked many and raised questions about why Afghan forces crumbled despite years of U.S. training and billions of dollars spent. Just days ago, an American military assessment estimated it would be a month before the capital would come under insurgent pressure.
Earlier in the day, Gen. Keane warned that Afghanistan is falling to the Taliban “faster than I thought.”