Maj. Gen. Chris Donahue, commander of the 82nd Airborne Division, boards a C-17 transport plane as the last US soldier to leave Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, August 30, 2021
I joined Monocle 24 and Australia’s ABC on Monday to analyze the possible erasure of Afghans as the Biden Administration declares a 2nd War on Terror in Afghanistan.
Listen to Monocle 24 from 2:21:
I chat with Emma North about the weekend developments, including US drone strikes — killing both Islamic State Khorasan operatives and civilians — and the situation inside Afghanistan as Joe Biden recasts the priority as the campaign against Islamic State Khorasan.
For domestic political reasons,Joe Biden cannot appear weak. Joe Biden cannot appear defeated. So someone has to be America’s target in the 2nd War on the Terror. The Islamic State Khorasan fills that role.
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An extract from my interview with Beverley O’Connor:
— ABC News (@abcnews) August 30, 2021