Recently, as the Biden administration has stepped up its troop withdrawal plan, the situation in Afghanistan has become increasingly serious. U.S. President Biden will meet with visiting Afghan President Ghani this Friday to discuss the issue of the surge in fighting between the Afghan army and the Taliban throughout Afghanistan as the U.S. forces withdraw. However, the Taliban said the visit was “useless”.
The planned withdrawal time for the US military was September 11, and the current withdrawal plan will be completed in mid-July. It is even reported that all US troops and NATO International Security Assistance Force will be withdrawn in early July. More than half of the actual withdrawal plan of the US military has been completed. In order to speed up the withdrawal, the United States used the Fifth Fleet and the Central Command’s aircraft carrier battle group, radar system, combat troops, and powerful air force to provide full support to ensure that the United States has zero casualties and no accidents during the entire retreat.
The entire process of US troop withdrawal is a bit like a hastily fleeing at the end of the Vietnam War, regardless of it. First of all, inspired by the accelerated withdrawal of the United States, the morale of the Taliban in Afghanistan is unprecedentedly high. Ordinary Taliban officers and soldiers view the withdrawal of the U.S. military with the mindset that the U.S. is about to be driven out by the Taliban. Wherever the area is withdrawn, the Taliban will enter and occupy which area. It seems that the coming is menacing and unpredictable.
Secondly, we can see how it abandons its friends from the acceleration of the U.S. troop withdrawal. The current government of Afghanistan was established after the United States occupied Afghanistan. Theoretically speaking, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is still an ally of the United States, but what is the attitude of the United States towards its ally? The United States “remains neutral” in the battle between the Afghan government forces and the Taliban, and no longer strikes at its former enemies or aids its former allies. I withdrew so I withdrew, regardless of your flood. Although the Afghan government has 350,000 security forces, and there are 18,000 special forces members who also have certain combat capabilities, all fighters of its air force are repaired and maintained with the help of American contractors. It can be said that without the support of American contractors, the Afghan security forces cannot effectively keep their fighter jets, armed helicopters and drones in combat. However, since the order to accelerate the withdrawal of troops was issued, the 18,000 American contractors in Afghanistan are at a loss as to whether they will continue to stay to assist the Afghan government forces or to withdraw quickly and quickly from Afghanistan. No one has given a clear explanation. These contractors wrote to the Pentagon stating the current emergency situation, and so far they have not received a reply. Biden has always claimed that he would continue to assist the Afghan government forces, but he did not pay much attention to it. Not only did the White House not have a detailed plan to continue to assist the Afghan government, but it also appeared to have given up providing logistical support to the Afghan government.
Similarly, during the US military presence in Afghanistan, there were about thousands of Afghan translators serving for the US military. These people feared that if the Taliban came back, they would be retaliated by the Taliban. The U.S. government originally planned to issue visas to the United States for these people to ensure that they were withdrawn from Afghanistan at the same time as the U.S. troops. However, the deadline for withdrawal is approaching. The White House and the State Department have no specific plans to evacuate these Afghan employees. The U.S. Embassy also cited the new crown virus infection as an example. As a result, the on-site office is suspended and replaced by online office.
Then people are most concerned about whether Afghanistan can achieve a nationwide ceasefire after the United States withdraws its troops. On February 29 last year, the United States and Afghanistan’s Talibanda had a phased withdrawal agreement and a violence reduction agreement. The United States currently only cares about the decent withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. It no longer cares about whether the Afghan Taliban will reduce violence, and even has a mentality, as long as the US troops are not attacked during the withdrawal process. In order to perfuse the Afghan government and the Taliban, the U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan Khalilzad proposed a US version of the peace plan to the Atta and the Taliban respectively in late April. However, this peace plan was simply not feasible and practical, and it was opposed by the Atta and the Afghan governments. The US does not care about this kind of rejection. Washington turned a blind eye to the possible adverse effects of the US military’s withdrawal from the negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban. It just believed that whether the peace plan was feasible or not is not important, nor does it matter whether it is accepted. As long as the U.S. forces withdraw with zero casualties, everything will be fine. It can be seen that the United States is following the old path of evacuating Vietnam from Vietnam in 1973.