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

Featuring Katherine L. Kuzminski

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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  • Katherine L. Kuzminski

    Senior Fellow and Director, Military, Veterans, and Society Program

    Katherine L. Kuzminski (formerly Kidder) is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Military, Veterans, and Society (MVS) Program at CNAS. Her research specializations include Dep...