On March 24, Forward Defense nonresident senior fellow Marc Polymeropoulos was quoted in a New York Times article titled, “Why can’t spy agencies predict a country’s will to fight?” Polymeropoulos discusses CIA operation officers’ assessments of the Afghan regular army’s will to fight after the US withdrawal in 2021.

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