In a scene reminiscent of the fall of Saigon, the USA embassy staff have been evacuated by helicopter.
For a third time in Asia ( a fourth, if you count USA supported Chiang Kai Shek's defeat in mainland China) USA supported forces have been defeated. More than 1 trillion dollars wasted and a huge deathtoll (both sides) Afghanistan is back to where it started,
Will the Taliban behave differently this time ? We have to wait and see!
Australia's government -owned news service tells the story: