If this actually happens, my guess would be that multiple things are probably happening. First, the neo-realists who seem to prefer to reestablish the Cold War-era alliance between the US and the mujahideen may be getting the upper hand over the neocons who prefer a permanent occupation. Also, because defense contractors and the MIC are such important Republican constituencies, the Democrats may be trying to reduce their influence in favor of rising ruling class sectors in the finance and tech industries. This could also be a political maneuver in order to win the sympathy of the Democratic base and the general public.
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti discuss the latest updates in Biden’s plans to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan and breakdown the backlash he’s received.