Still Here

“My own sense is that the Taliban leaders who planned the attack aren’t especially concerned about the deaths of a handful, or even dozens, of ordinary Afghans, as long as the assault helps make their larger point.” Dexter Filkins on the brutal bombing in Afghanistan which hammers home two unsettling points. The government is not able to protect its people. And the Taliban played the long game and is still around and looking to gain a broader foothold.

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