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Chaos Erupts In Afghanistan As Taliban Forces Take Kabul

‘I do not regret my decision,’ said President Joe Biden, regarding withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan after almost two decades of military campaigns.

Taliban fighters take control of Afghan presidential palace after the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021. Person second from left is a former bodyguard for Ghani.

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Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, fell to the Taliban, facing little resistance from Afghan government forces.

The scene has now been chaotic as the US and its allies scramble to leave the country, leaving Afghan civilians clinging to planes on the tarmac and trying to board.

Experts and help us understand the situation in Afghanistan, including President Joe Biden's remarks, made moments before the show.

Joe Barnes

  • Former diplomat at the U.S. State Department serving in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and South Asia
  • Bonner Means Baker Fellow at Rice University's Baker Institute

Dr. Abdy Javadzadeh

  • Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice/Sociology, St. Thomas University, Miami
  • Expert on political and sociological theories, international criminology, sociology of terrorism, and Middle East politics.

Ahmed Sadozai

  • Local activist for the Afghanistan people of Houston

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