As Afghan forces fled before the Taliban, they left behind billions of dollars worth of US equipment. The US government had been training and equipping the Afghan army. As lately as last month, Afghan soldiers posed alongside new US helicopters.
“They’ll continue to see a steady drumbeat of that kind of support, going forward,” U.S. Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin told reporters.
It is now believed all the equipment that was not destroyed, is now in the hands of the Taliban.