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The Taliban aren’t likely to be America’s friends. But they don’t have to be our enemy either.
Two decades of delusion and confusion about America’s endgame in Afghanistan don’t make the Taliban takeover any less of a catastrophe. Just don’t call it a surprise.
External pressure hurts ordinary people and doesn’t budge incalcitrant regimes. But tough-guy posturing pays off for American presidents.
Our military’s long history of biological research complicates the quest to clear up what really happened in Wuhan.