Well the one upside is that the Biden regimes utter incompetence in Afghanistan, the WH ran it past no one first before announcing it, seems to have made some very serious enemies in the TLA’s.
The end in South Vietnam took 2 years. In Afghanistan less than two weeks. The TLA’s were not only blindsided but have suffered a catastrophic defeat and loss of men and resources. Far far worse than Vietnam in 1975. The debacle is so complete that its more like Dunkirk in 1940 than Saigon in 1975.
It looks like the TLA’s have lost almost everything in theater because the WH blind sided everyone. So no plans had been made to extract people and material at very short notice Would not be surprised if the TLA sig-int equipment hardware losses on their own top $1B
This has all the makings of a Singapore 1942 movement for the US’s international standing. It really is that big. The British Empire ended on February 15, 1942. It looks like August 15,2021 may have the same long term importance for US Imperial pretensions.
For those who might be happy about this turn of events, be very careful about what you wish for. Considering the alternatives.