. How Valuable Are The U.S. Weapons The Taliban Just Captured? « JO LEE MAGAZINE

NPR/The Taliban wasted no time in gloating over their new war booty. Photos and video posted to social media show Taliban posing with captured aircraft, trucks, Humvees, artillery guns and night-vision goggles. Such equipment could be used to suppress internal dissent or fight off their rivals.

The U.S. military removed planes, heavy weapons and sophisticated military equipment as it began winding down its operations in Afghanistan in the spring. But it couldn’t take home 20 years of accumulated hardware and instead left much of it to the Afghan military.

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