In 1915 the British Army was evacuated from the Gallipoli Peninsula in what is regarded as one of the most impressive operations of World War I. Meticulously planned, Allied forces suffered zero casualties and removed their critical equipment, only leaving behind food, clothing and trash.
And then there is the Biden evacuation – or, more accurately, the stampede for the exits.
On practically every dimension, the Biden Administration has failed. Failed in protecting American citizens and American supporters, failed in recovery of equipment, failed in coordination with American allies and failed to take responsibility. And, worst of all, it was mostly unnecessary. Anyone with the slightest knowledge of military history knows that these types of retreats are perilous and require extensive contingency planning and thought. They cannot be held to an artificial political/public relations timeline.