Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs Articles

  • What Happened to the Afghan Air Force?

    As the Taliban rolled into Kabul on 15 August 2021 on motorcycles and in stolen Humvees, they clearly did not fear the one thing that had kept them at bay for years: air strikes. US forces had withdrawn; even “over-¬the-¬horizon” US air support had ceased—and the Afghan Air

  • Afghanization and the Prompt Collapse of the Nation

    This article examines the causes that led to such an fall of Afghanistan. Failure is characterized by two factors. The first is the failure of the mission on the military front. US government was being present and active in Afghanistan shortly after the 9/11 attacks, when Taliban refused to hand in


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