September 13_Weidenbaum Center Virtual Public Policy Lunch Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
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What preventd Biden from negating the agreement as he did wiht other Trump doctrine.
Did the agreement with Talliban include non-military US citizens in addition to military?
How big is the Taliban? As they moved into the entire country, are their forces being spread thinner? Or is momentum on their side in adding followers.
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Given the nature of US involvement, resources Taliban is being provided by Pakistan&S Arabia, and the rural support Taliban had, was the outcome “predictable” before April 2020 agreement?
Being a tribal conglomerate and not really a people ,it appears that there were Taliban representatives in most of the 39 cantons of the country as a sleeping 5th column. The seed was planted a long time in the past perhaps more than 20 years in the making. How do take account of this in your analysis f Taliban progression of take over the country?
It seems that the ultimate beneficiaries of our ill-fated foray into Afghanistan are the political and ruling classes of Pakistan. What role will Pakistan play going forward and by extension, China, Iran and India?
WHO MADE THE DECISON TO ABANDON BAGRAM BEFORE WE GOT THE PEOPLE OUT
The Afghanistan war was fought on debt. The final cost is not known, but estimates conclude the final cost will be between 5 to 6 trillion dollars. How will this affect our future policing of terrorists?
Can you elaborate on the future role of Pakistan What should the US do to prevent the catastrophe you mention?
Which are these other countries you mention that we should train for counter terrorism efforts?
FYI.. the price inflation for health care is realtively stable at about 2% (year over year) in recent months and has been about that level for the last year. That is pretty decent level for medical care -- has been much worse in the past.
Whee is tg raoid uncrease in house prices reflected?
Last time PRICES rose for medical care a lot was in the 1990s (mostly driven by prescription drugs), now medical spending driven more by utilization not prices.