The end of US presence in Afghanistan met with mixed reactions

President Biden remained committed to withdrawing all US forces from Afghanistan by August 31, a date agreed upon between both the US and the Taliban.

With the deadline now past and all US forces out of country, many questions remain unanswered, including what went wrong with the drawdown and how could it have been done differently, without the chaos and uncertainty.

Some have suggested that Afghani’s feel the US abandoned them and that their forces were unable to fight without US military support. Now, in the complete absence of American influence, how will Afghani’s adapt to Taliban rule?

Mehdi Noorbaksh Ph.D., is a Professor of International Affairs and Business with Harrisburg University of Science and Technology and he joins Smart Talk Tuesday to offer a local perspective.