The Taliban’s Capture of U.S. Military Gear Is Not an ’80s Rerun

Taliban forces patrol near the entrance gate of Hamid Karzai International Airport, a day after U.S troops withdrawal, in Kabul, Afghanistan August 31, 2021. (Stringer/Reuters)
It’s far, far worse.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I n the wake of the Biden administration’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Taliban have captured a large amount of American military equipment.

Exactly how much is unclear. As defense analyst Jonathan Schroden explained in an informative Twitter thread, it’s likely that the headlines about $85 billion in equipment overstate how much the Taliban have actually seized. But even if it’s much smaller than that, Jim Geraghty’s characterization in the Morning Jolt is still correct: “The Taliban have now seized one of the greatest caches of advanced military equipment ever. If we ever must fight them again, we will be fighting an

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