Afghanistan and the Ghost of the Lion of Panjshir

Charles Beuck
Aug 22 · 6 min read
Wikimedia Commons: The Panjshir River Valley

Tens of thousands dead and trillions of dollars spent in a twenty year struggle in Afghanistan, yet in the end the patient Taliban endured and have ultimately regained control of the country, renaming it the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. Yet despite the withdrawal of the United States and its allies, one spot of opposition to the Taliban remains. The Panjshir Valley has once again risen up in…