A damaged vehicle sits in front of the US consulate after two car bombs and a truck explosion coordinated with a gunfight in Herat Province, west of Kabul, Afghanistan today. (AP Photo/Hoshang Hashimi)
With today’s deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Herat, Afghanistan, the Taliban sent a strong message to the world that the U.S.-led war has not defeated them and that Afghanistan is at risk of falling back into their hands. More attacks are likely as the United States prepares to withdraw next year, leaving security in the hands of the Afghans. President Barack Obama will now have to turn his attention back to Afghanistan and decide on a course of action.
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