April 07, 2021

Biden About to Make Huge, Last-Second Gamble on Afghanistan

Featuring Christopher D. Kolenda

Source: The Daily Beast

Journalist Spencer Ackerman

With less than a month to go before a diplomatic accord with the Taliban requires U.S. forces to withdraw from their longest-ever overseas war, the Biden administration is now trying to make their May 1 drawdown deadline irrelevant.

According to multiple sources in and close to the administration, none of whom would speak for attribution ahead of President Biden announcing a decision on Afghanistan, a forthcoming diplomatic summit in Istanbul is crucial. There, U.S. negotiator Zalmay Khalilzad will attempt to sell the Taliban and Washington’s client Afghan government on something approaching a power-sharing deal.

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Authors

  • Christopher D. Kolenda

    Adjunct Senior Fellow

    Christopher D. Kolenda, Ph.D., founder of the Strategic Leaders Academy, works with leaders who want to apply military and history lessons to create sustainable growth and dra...