Morning Wire: Inside A Taliban-Controlled Afghanistan, Historic Hurricane Hits Louisiana, New Data Shows Americans United Over Afghanistan

Morning Wire: Inside A Taliban-Controlled Afghanistan, Historic Hurricane Hits Louisiana, New Data Shows Americans United Over Afghanistan


It’s Tuesday, August 31st, and this is your Morning Wire. Listen to the full podcast here.

1) Inside A Taliban-Controlled Afghanistan

The Topline: As President Biden continues the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Taliban continue to assert control over the country. 

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“I think that there is going to be great fear and even terror going forward.”

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– Lynne O’Donnell, former bureau chief in Kabul for The Associated Press and AFP

MARCUS YAM / LOS ANGELES TIMES/Contributor via Getty Images

The Goals Of The Taliban

O’Donnell told Morning Wire the Taliban’s goal is complete control of political leadership in Afghanistan. 

According to O’Donnell’s sources, the Taliban intend to create a twelve-man council and install various “ministries” to carry out their radical agenda. 

Women have not been included in the governmental process so far and have been largely pushed out of the education system. Women who formerly held senior positions in the Afghan government have been replaced by men

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