Despite threats from the Pentagon and several other countries, the United States has yet to see evidence of reforms in the Taliban’s transitional government over Afghanistan.
On Thursday, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin noted that while the international community “doesn’t get a vote” on how the Taliban will set up their government, the community “was hopeful that they would be as inclusive as they said they would be weeks and months ago.”
“But we’ve not seen evidence of that early on,” Austin said, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The news comes over one week after the US completed the chaotic troop withdrawal and initial evacuations of Americans and Afghan allies from Afghanistan.
The Taliban, which last ruled Afghanistan 20 years ago, has been known for violating human rights, particularly refusing to let women go to school or work.
Afghanistan’s interim government was named on Tuesday and while it remains to be seen who will be given