Afghanistan government falling to Taliban faster than expected

The Taliban is retaking Afghanistan faster than expected. Yesterday's fall of Kandahar means Kabul, the capital, is the only major city held by the government. The U.S. and Britain are expected to abandon their embassies presently; the U.S. is reportedly attempting to bribe the Taliban with promises of foreign aid. The cost of the 20-year Afghanistan War was reportedly 2 trillion dollars. Though none of it amounted to much—least of all a credible Afghan military or government—Republicans want to shovel more money in to avoid the humiliation of a second Saigon evacuation.