The sun sets behind U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Jamie R. Johnson, a platoon sergeant from Bayonet Company, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force No Slack, in Afghanistan's Kunar Province March 17. Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mark Burrell, 210th MPAD

Preventing Future Afghanistan Like Disasters In A Post 9/11 World

By Dr. Joshua Sinai

The quick and easy takeover by the Taliban of the Afghanistan state in August 2021, following the precipitous collapse of the Kabul government and its military and security forces, could have been prevented. This would have avoided the current political and humanitarian catastrophe facing the country and its population, and, especially the rise to power of a violently extremist theocratic regime and its affiliated al Qaida terrorist group.

This is especially pertinent...