August 30th marks the one-year anniversary since the end of the U.S.’ longest war.
The occupation of Afghanistan lasted 20 years, cost Washington over two trillion dollars and killed tens of thousands. The Taliban is now back in power, and Afghanistan is suffering from a severe humanitarian crisis. CGTN’s Sean Callebs who was recently in Afghanistan reports on the state of affairs there.
Joining the discussion:
- Omar Samad is the former Afghan Ambassador to France and Canada and currently is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center.
- Brian Becker is the Executive Director of Act Now to Stop War and End Racism Coalition.
- Ahmad Shah Mohibi is the Founder and President of Rise to Peace.
Afghanistan: "The consequences of inaction in both the humanitarian & development fronts will be catastrophic and difficult to reverse."
— United Nations (@UN) August 30, 2022
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) August 30, 2022