[I]t seems that the United States has intentionally lost the war to the Taliban insurgency.
After 18 years of a pointless war, by withdrawing haphazardly, the U.S. is now leaving Afghan men and women to their fates.
[T]he U.S. military is hardly leaving behind a stable Afghanistan. It is more like the U.S. is outsourcing stabilization duties while the terror threat remains.
It has been one more war in the strange times in which we live, in which nobody wins the wars, but rather everyone loses.
Cynics will see this as a simple attempt to hide defeat.
On a pragmatic level, it may be the only possible exit from a war that many experts believe cannot be won.
A divided dispensation with various power centers in Kabul makes it extremely difficult to reach a political settlement.
The United States will most likely survive even its current tribal alignment and remain one nation. But ... 'There will be no calm after the storm.'
The partial withdrawal of forces could pave the way for a sustainable peace in the war-ravaged country. All stakeholders should ensure that the opportunity is not wasted.