July 10, 2021

Biden is betting big on Afghanistan's air force. But their problems continue to grow.

Featuring Lisa Curtis

Source: POLITICO

Journalist Paul McCleary

If you think beating back a resurgent Taliban is hard, try doing it while fixing a broken helicopter over Zoom.

In addition to pulling out all but a handful of troops from Afghanistan, the Pentagon has also flown thousands of contractors out of the country in recent weeks, leaving a skeleton force of several hundred behind to do everything the Afghans can't — including fixing their own airplanes and helicopters and handling logistics.

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Authors

  • Lisa Curtis

    Senior Fellow and Director, Indo-Pacific Security Program

    Lisa Curtis is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Indo-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). She is a foreign policy and national securit...