A new assessment done by the U.S. intelligence community has warned that the government in Kabul may collapse as quickly as six months.
The U.S. has already removed more than half of its 3,500 troops and equipment and plans to station few troops to protect the Embassy in Kabul.
Amid this, an intel report, distributed among U.S. officials, has said that given the opportunity, Taliban forces may take over Kabul and topple the Afghan government in a short period of time. The new assessment differs starkly from the previous analysis, and there is a consensus among analysts that the Afghan government could fall within the next six months. According to the New York Times, the report says the Taliban might retake control in most parts of the country and cited the recent setbacks by Afghanistan’s security forces, including the defeat of an elite commando unit.