Pentagon on the continuing saga in Afghanistan
- videos of people running on the tarmac in Kabul is extraordinary and troubling
- nevertheless the military has control of air traffic control in Kabul
- US, Turkish troops and international partners working to clear the field of people at Kabul airport
- US Defense Secretary has not offered his resignation and does not plan to
- Too early to assess what terrorism threat is going to be from Afghanistan in the future
Needless to say the dramatic retaking of Afghanistan by the Taliban has increased geopolitical tensions and increases the terrorism threat from the terrorist organization. This will be an ongoing story in the near and foreseeable future.