The title of this TASS piece could easily have been shortened to ‘Pentagon simply has no idea’. But Russians might consider that to be undiplomatic. I harbour no such qualms.
A Pentagon to Taliban respectful request – “Please may we have our tanks and trucks back,” just doesn’t seem to work for me.
Anyway, if things turn out as I expect, those weapons will mostly be used by a reformed Afghan army – with Taliban blessing. What would they want with such things anyway? They are mostly rugged mountain people who will want to revert to their natural lifestyle once things settle down and they can leave other matters of national security to a properly (not Western) trained professional and potentially much smaller military that the…
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