KABUL – A new military tell-all book, titled ‘Kabul: The Untold Story of Biden’s Fiasco and the American Warriors Who Fought to the End,’ has revealed the sequence of events that led to the suicide bombing at Kabul airport in 2021, resulting in the loss of 13 American servicemen and approximately 170 Afghan civilians.
The newly published book, penned by Jerry Dunleavy and James Hasson, revealed that U.S. officials knew that a suicide bombing would happen in Kabul airport as US military was busy airlifting thousands of people.
Based on classified intelligence documents, the book unveils a distressing narrative beyond the loss of innocent lives during the withdrawal. The authors draw attention to the reliance on Taliban forces for security during the tumultuous evacuation, a decision that laid the groundwork for the tragic outcome.
Regrettably, a subservience to the very Taliban security apparatus that led to missed opportunities to thwart the ISIS-K terror cell responsible prevailed among key decision-makers.
James Hasson, one of the co-authors, highlights the series of missteps committed by leaders in Washington during the withdrawal that compounded risks for the troops on the ground. The book meticulously outlines two distinct instances where American forces could have disrupted the impending attack. Warnings about an impending ISIS-K assault on U.S. forces manning entry points had emerged nine days prior to the tragic events at the Abbey Gate.
Such was the gravity of the impending threat that Marines were instructed to kneel throughout the night, aiming to mitigate their vulnerability to an explosive onslaught.