Image credit: Department of Defense photograph by Lt. J. G. Joe Painter
August 25, 2021
Taliban show off U.S.-made weapons and gear in a bid to intimidate, project authority
Source: The Washington Post
Journalist Alex Horton
“They want to convey not just authority, but intimidating authority,” said Katherine L. Kuzminski, a military policy expert at the Center for a New American Security think tank in Washington, noting the similarities between images of Haqqani and his guard detail, and those of some far-right groups in the United States who participated in the U.S. Capitol assault in January.
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