Theme: Public Policy | Content Type: Book review

Review: August in Kabul. America's Last Days in Afghanistan, by Andrew Quilty

David Loyn


U.S. Air Force photo by MSgt. Donald R. Allen

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American overreach in the twenty-first century lasted for almost exactly twenty years, from 9/11 in 2001 to 15 August 2021, and Afghanistan was there throughout. The war launched from a cave in the Tora Bora mountains ended in the chaos and shame of the evacuation from Kabul. And the president responsible for performing the last rites, Joe Biden, was ironically the one who had been most consistently opposed to US military involvement.

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    David Loyn

    David Loyn is an author, journalist and analyst who specialises in Afghanistan, South Asia and imperial history. He is on an advisory panel to the FCDO on South Asia policy and was previously a BBC correspondent for over three decades.

    Articles by David Loyn