Taliban Seizes Billions in US-Supplied Weaponry


As far as I'm concerned, it's an old story. The U.S. relies more on technology than the individual solider. By giving the Afghan military forces billions in equipment, supplies, up to date technology equipment and weapons, that it seems we deemed was enough to win against the Taliban.

What we forgot was the will of the solider to fight. The quality of the soldier, the loyalty of the soldier, the belief in what the soldier was fighting for. In the end, the Taliban had the will, the belief in their cause, willing to do whatever it takes to win. The Afghan government forces had very little of that. The government Afghan forces had everything they needed to keep the Taliban at bay and even defeat them if they had the will.

War at time boils down to the individual solider and not technology, equipment, supplies, weapons, etc. We forgot that. There was little support for the Afghan government we set up. It wasn't their government, it was ours. Our form of government we forced on the Afghans wasn't worth fighting for to them. Rather simple, really.

It's high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first instead of their political party. For way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.