Dissension, geopolitics, uncertainty loom in Afghanistan
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Following Thursday’s suicide attack at Kabul’s airport that killed 13 service members, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said the military will not be dissuaded from the task at hand.
That task is a complete military withdrawal by Aug. 31 and an end to 20 years of military action in Afghanistan. The attack, just like the geopolitical climate, still leaves a lot of questions.
Dr. Robert B. Lloyd, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Palm Beach Atlantic University, said geopolitically the suicide bombings look bad for America but appearances aren’t everything.
“It gives every appearance that although we announced we are going to withdrawal, it almost looks like we’re being chased out of the country,” Lloyd…