After 20 years, the United States is leaving Afghanistan.
The problem is not that we left. That day was going to come eventually. It is how we left.
Despite having ample time to plan an orderly withdrawal, the Biden administration somehow managed to create the biggest foreign policy disaster in a generation.
The imagery of a country plunged into total chaos, of helicopters evacuating embassy personnel, and of desperate Afghans clinging on to planes has left an indelible mark around the world.
Global foes like China have taken note, wasting no time to explicitly threaten war with Taiwan.