We have to take into account some uncomfortable truths: that we didn’t totally comprehend the depth of corruption and poor management of their senior ranks, that we didn’t grasp the damaging impact of frequent and unexplained rotations by President Ghani of his commanders, that we didn’t anticipate the snowball impact attributable to the offers that Taliban commanders struck with native leaders within the wake of the Doha settlement, that the Doha settlement itself had a demoralizing impact on Afghan troopers, and that we failed to completely grasp that there was solely a lot for which — and for whom — most of the Afghan forces would struggle. We supplied the Afghan navy with tools and plane and the abilities to make use of them. Over time, they usually fought bravely. Tens of 1000’s of Afghan troopers and law enforcement officials died. However in the long run, we couldn’t present them with the desire to win. Not less than not all of them.