Sumary of How 9/11 changed Afghanistan and tarnished the United States’ reputation:
- The new Taliban regime has declared that China will be its principal allyA potent symbol of the influence of these new players is the plan to base Chinese troops and engineers at Bagram.
- Biden had originally chosen 9/11 as the symbolic date for the troops’ withdrawal.
- We know what happened then: from ungoverned space emerged terrorist camps, al-Qaeda, and 9/11.The overthrow of Taliban rule following 9/11 was a time of great hope and expectation.
- The Americans were fighting elsewhere, and the French, Italians and Germans faced varying degrees of violence in the regions where they were based.