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Should US Back Anti-Taliban Resistance After Missteps in Afghanistan?

Afghan armed men supporting the Afghan security forces against the Taliban stand with their weapons and Humvee vehicles at Parakh area in Bazarak, Panjshir province on Aug. 19, 2021. (AHMAD SAHEL ARMAN/AFP via Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 20 August 2021 07:09 AM

Based deep in the Panjshir Valley, a group of Afghan freedom fighters claiming the mantle of the anti-Taliban resistance are gearing up for battle and asking the U.S. for help – but should America rush to arm yet another Middle East militia?

Ahmad Massoud, leader of the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan, penned an impassioned opinion piece for The Washington Post calling on the U.S. to send "more weapons, more ammunition and more supplies" as the mujahideen fighters "defend Panjshir as the last bastion of Afghan freedom," essentially vowing to do what 300,000 of their countrymen did not: fight back.

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Based deep in the Panjshir Valley, a group of Afghan freedom fighters claiming the mantle of the anti-Taliban resistance are gearing up for battle and asking the U.S. for help - but should America rush...
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