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Was the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan inevitable?

Shaun Tandon

Times of Israel

August 17, 2021


Bottom Line: Tandon investigates the Biden administration’s claim that the current chaos and disorder in Afghanistan was unavoidable. This piece includes commentary by TVC Advisory Board members H.R. McMaster and Richard Fontaine.

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The Biden Administration’s Empathy Problem

Amanda J. Rothschild


August 24, 2021


Bottom Line: Amanda Rothschild, TVC Senior Policy Director and former White House Senior National Security Speechwriter, argues that the Biden team’s multifaceted empathy problem is negatively affecting the president’s remarks and U.S. national security.

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