To some extent, this is good news, but it obscures what the headline should be—that Biden has decided to break the Trump administration-brokered peace deal to leave by May 1 of this year. Since the Taliban have promised to start fighting again if that deadline is not met, staying another six months could seriously complicate things. Porter also brings us up to speed on America's relations with Iran, Vietnam and China.
Discussed on the show:
"Biden to withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, 2021" (The Washington Post)
"Pentagon campaign to recruit Vietnam as military ally against China exposed delusions of US war strategy" (The Grayzone)