Without international support, the Afghan army will not be able to confront the Taliban.
Senior US military commanders admitted on Sunday that once the United States withdraws from the Taliban insurgents, the Afghan army may suffer adverse consequences in the fight against the Taliban insurgents.
General Mark Millley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called the Afghan armed forces “rationally equipped, well-trained, and well-led”.
He mentioned their years of experience in the rebel struggle, but refused to state clearly that they are capable of confronting the Taliban without international support.
A few hours after the evacuation officially began, Millley had a conversation with the Associated Press reporter and CNN on the way from Hawaii to Washington.
When asked if he thinks the Afghan army should overcome the challenge, he replied: “As for the question of whether the Afghan army is united or disintegrated as a fighting force, I think there are several possible situations and several possible outcomes. Various possibilities. On the one hand, it may produce big and bad results, but on the other hand, it may be that the armed forces are united while the government is united.
“Frankly, we don’t know which of these possibilities will be realized at the end of the matter. We will have to wait and see how events develop throughout the summer,” he added.