India speculates why the US was defeated in Afghanistan

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After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the United States initially intended to defeat the radical Al-Qaeda movement banned in the Russian Federation, which was then based in Afghanistan, and to ensure that the Taliban regime no longer had the opportunity to harbor international terrorists. According to the Pentagon, the subsequent entry of the US Armed Forces led to the deaths of more than 2,4 thousand American troops, injuring about 20 thousand troops and spending more than $ 776 billion between 2001 and 2019.

Dhruva Jaishankar, Executive Director of the ORF-America Research Foundation, talks about this in an article published by the Indian newspaper Hindustan Times.



He notes that although al-Qaeda was weakened and its leader Osama bin Laden was killed, the growing radical Taliban, banned in Russia, does not intend to renounce violence or change its ideology.

All this, according to Jaishankar, testifies to the failure of Washington of this mission. India is discussing why the US was defeated in Afghanistan. Moreover, according to the author, the misadventures of the Americans in Afghanistan might not have ended so sadly.

In retrospect, Jaishankar draws a number of conclusions about the reasons for the US failure. First, with the exception of the 2009-2012 period, the United States has not made serious commitments to ensure the country's security. Secondly, strategic decisions were made taking into account the dates of the next presidential elections in the United States. And thirdly, the Pakistani authorities played a negative role in harboring the leaders and members of the Islamist armed groups. But given the more than cool relations with Iran and Russia, the Americans could only rely on Islamabad in their Afghan mission, often turning a blind eye to all its "pranks".

The American press also thinks that the United States lost its shameful defeat in Afghanistan. In particular, The Washington Post wrote that the Taliban defeated America and compared the withdrawal of the US army from Afghanistan with the flight of Americans from Vietnam.
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  1. +4
    July 14 2021
    Why did you lose? And what has the United States done to drastically change the lives of people in this country?
    1. They did nothing. There is a tangle of intertribal, religious contradictions that cannot be "unwound" even after 100 years.
      1. +4
        July 14 2021
        Quote: Walking towards the light
        Didn't do anything.

        Then why wonder if they fail
        Quote: Walking towards the light
        There is a tangle of intertribal, religious contradictions that cannot be "unwound" even after 100 years.

        This is all decided by the creation of a single nation. Most states of the world have traveled this way ...
        1. The Pashtuns did not go this way. There morals are about the 14-15th century, and they are being embraced with democracy. Pashtuns do not understand why they need democracy and what it is in general. "There are my women, land and goats, it is guarded by my relatives and I. on the vote? He is not even my kind, we have no common relatives. He is a stranger.
          1. -4
            July 14 2021
            YOU are lying to FSE.
            America won in Afghanistan and left victorious. fellow
            Don't sit there forever! wassat

            And now Afghans are making their own lives. wassat

            One thing is not clear - what kind of victory did the Washington post expect from the US Army in Afghanistan?
            Whom was the US supposed to defeat there?
            Cut out the entire population and populate Afghan with the inhabitants of Washington ?:

            1. Just like the Libyans))
          2. 0
            July 14 2021
            Quote: Walking towards the light
            The Pashtuns did not go this way. There morals are about the 14-15th century, and they are being embraced with democracy. Pashtuns do not understand why they need democracy and what it is in general. "There are my women, land and goats, it is guarded by my relatives and I. on the vote? He is not even my kind, we have no common relatives. He is a stranger.

            First of all, this speaks of the mistake of the Americans. It was they who had to understand where they were climbing and what goals were achievable in this country.
    2. +2
      July 14 2021
      Quote: svp67
      Why did you lose? And what has the United States done to drastically change the lives of people in this country?

      I don't think the US had a goal of defeating the so-called. terrorists.
      Sometimes listening to television "experts", both domestic and foreign, I am amazed at their logic, which is fixated exclusively on the territory of Afghanistan, and not considering the region as a whole.
      Some such terrorists were destroyed by the United States in Afghanistan, if the same terrorists felt quite at ease, and still feel, fighting in Iraq and Syria or undergoing treatment in Turkey, Israel, Saudi Arabia, etc.

      So, most likely, Afghanistan played a completely different role for the United States and seems to have fulfilled it for the benefit of the United States.

      As for the task to radically change the lives of Afghans. Does the United States set itself such a task anywhere?
      1. What to defeat? The Hydra, which they have nurtured since the 80s of the 20th century? "After the Cyclone? Where do the Taliban, Jaysh Al Islami and other groups have weapons? Gantrucks based on Toyota all-terrain vehicles with Browning M2 machine guns or recoilless weapons M 40?
      2. 0
        July 14 2021
        Quote: credo
        I don't think the US had a goal of defeating the so-called. terrorists.

        Quote: credo
        As for the task to radically change the lives of Afghans. Does the United States set itself such a task anywhere?

        And why did they occupy this country and wage this LONG war, wasting resources?
        1. 0
          July 14 2021
          Quote: svp67
          Quote: credo
          I don't think the US had a goal of defeating the so-called. terrorists.

          Quote: credo
          As for the task to radically change the lives of Afghans. Does the United States set itself such a task anywhere?

          And why did they occupy this country and wage this LONG war, wasting resources?

          Earlier, in another article, I already wrote that Afghanistan is very conveniently located between China, India, Pakistan, Russia, Iran, Central and Western Asia, therefore, through its territory, both trade routes and technical structures were considered to be laid to connect among themselves the countries of the region. The only option of laying a route from China in the direction of Europe is worth something. And there were tens of such projects worth hundreds of billions of dollars. So it is natural for the United States to create problems for its economic competitors. Which they have created for 20 years.

          This is only one of the reasons why the United States entered Afghanistan, but it is not the only one.

          As for the costs - either a trillion, or two trillion dollars. This is one side of the coin, but we know very well that after the US entered Afghanistan, the latter began to grow and sell so many drugs all over the world that it came out on top in terms of "supplies" and, accordingly, profits. How could this happen in a supposedly belligerent country? Yes, apparently simple to the point of banality - the Americans seized this "business" and brought it to perfection, having beaten off all the money that they seemed to have spent on the war in Afghanistan.
          Another way of earning money in the war is shown in sufficient detail in the American film "Jack Reacher: Never Come Back." Everything from life and like in life. And this method is not the only one.
          And they didn’t care and don’t care about the aborigines, which the United States showed by refusing local assistants to move to the United States from the Taliban's revenge.
        2. -1
          July 14 2021
          Quote: svp67
          And why did they occupy this country and wage this LONG war, wasting resources?

          Drug traffic as an option. Opium Wars as an example. And as a result, Russia is in first place in the consumption of heroin. Implicit methods of warfare. hi
    3. +2
      July 14 2021
      It is impossible to defeat the people who are fighting for their land. And not for a contract / money.
      The mood among the Afghan population is extremely anti-American.
      They did not fulfill one of their main tasks - to prevent the strengthening of Russian influence.
  2. 0
    July 14 2021
    The answer is simple in Afghanistan, they did not accept the Western development model, with all sorts of BLM and LGBT people.
    1. Pashtuns are an Iranian ethnic group that lives in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Also these people are called Afghans. The Pashtun people have still retained tribal relations. Fundamental in their life is the law of Pashtunvali - a code of honor, the provisions of which they unquestioningly obey. All LGBT and BLM are on the drum with them .. Why democracy? Pashtunvali - First of all, independently dispose of their home, women, property, land, livestock. For the Pashtun, all this means the fundamental principle of all existence. Failure to cope with these responsibilities means for him not just shame, but much more, the loss of his own honor and dignity. The concept of honor among Pashtuns comes in contact with the idea that all male Pashtuns are equal due to their common origin. Therefore, the very concept of honor is commensurate with the concept of equality. A true Pashtun is one who constantly proves that he belongs to the clan and tribe.
  3. -5
    July 14 2021
    Soon the VO will come to Papuan-Guinea's reasoning
  4. +5
    July 14 2021
    The Hindus have made an in-depth analysis of the reasons for the US defeat in Afghanistan.

    The reason was the only one
    Pakistan - radishes.

    The Indians did not find or consider other reasons)
    1. "thirdly, the Pakistani authorities played a negative role in harboring the leaders and members of the Islamist armed formations" Tribal system. It cannot be otherwise. They are all relatives there.)
    2. 0
      July 14 2021
      Actually, yes) The opinion of the interested party in particular is actually always biased) Especially considering that the United States is now a strategic partner for India, what will they say bad about it?
    3. -1
      July 14 2021
      Quote: Pandiurin
      The reason was the only one
      Pakistan - radishes.

      In our country, the Ukrainians are to blame for everything (as we are with them). Although the people are one. You can also download about India and Pakistan, artificially separated by an English whim.
  5. 0
    July 14 2021
    Probably, as usual, they wanted to spit on the interests of the Afghans themselves. The result is "on the face" ...
    1. Although they did not shoot from cannons, the British were sepoys.
  6. +1
    July 14 2021
    India speculates why the US was defeated in Afghanistan
    ... They only think about it now, on the eve of a new wave of covidly .... although they are aiming at soyuznichki, they want to be friends against China !!! Now let them think which of the minke whales are super reliable, what is the most sho they need ???
    1. +2
      July 14 2021
      And against Pakistan too ...
      1. +1
        July 14 2021
        It is difficult for Pakistan, they have strains both inside and outside.
        They knock off the minke whales, and with China sidekick ...
        A complex picture develops there .... and no one can simplify it, just like that.
        1. +2
          July 14 2021
          They are sidekicks with China, and India is not very good with China, to put it mildly, so India is flirting with the United States in terms of armaments, and so on ...
          1. +1
            July 14 2021
            India chooses a partner for itself, the "right side" .... burst / make a mistake, that is the question.
            It's up to them ...
            1. +2
              July 14 2021
              She is still shying away and looking for a solution, will she find a question ...
  7. +2
    July 14 2021
    I think the United States did not lose there, but robbed well .. With money from drugs, the CIA created a whole army of igils and carried out other operations around the world.
    Here they clearly have a different plan, how to draw Russia into another conflict and set fire to Central Asia near Russia .. And then offer their help for the deployment of bases already in these countries and paying well .. The bastards came up with beautiful ideas.
  8. +3
    July 14 2021
    In particular, The Washington Post wrote that the Taliban defeated America and compared the withdrawal of the US army from Afghanistan with the flight of Americans from Vietnam.


    Somewhere it is ...
    1. +1
      July 14 2021
      Then, the Stripes of their servants / assistants, evacuated ... now times are different. To abandon, leave at the mercy of the enemy ... but not a question, not a reason for regret.
      1. +2
        July 14 2021
        Yes, they realized that they can throw, well, in the best case, to Central Asia ...
        1. +1
          July 14 2021
          It is unlikely that there will be paradise for them ... we will see.
          1. +2
            July 14 2021
            There is already poverty, so they will move on, and then it is through us to Europe ...
  9. -1
    July 14 2021
    There are no conclusions, no cause-and-effect connections! Analysts do not do that! A simple rewriting of already known facts!
  10. +1
    July 14 2021
    Why be surprised? A country can be conquered and conquered only if its population has nothing against it, otherwise, at nightfall, you will sit behind three walls, hiding from the conquered ...
  11. 0
    July 15 2021
    spending more than $ 776 billion between 2001 and 2019.

    Good budget utilization. Someone made substantial fortunes for themselves on this and an increase in their pension.
  12. 0
    July 15 2021
    the Taliban defeated America, and compared the withdrawal of the US army from Afghanistan to the flight of Americans from Vietnam.
    They were not defeated, they just fled, which is much more shameful. And this is what they always do when it becomes clear to them that they cannot defeat the enemy. I do not even understand what exactly they did there, except for the manufacture and distribution of drugs?

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