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It is possible that the U.S. may not even want to maintain diplomatic relations at the chargé d'affaires level in the rush to get Forden out of office and back home. Under normal circumstances, a new chargé d'affaires will be nominated at the same time when his or her predecessor steps down. Therefore, this situation appears to be extraordinary, and it is descending dramatically into a very precarious situation.
In the case where the Taliban fails to take over Kandahar, it would prove that the Taliban still lacks in its tactical capabilities and cannot fully achieve its goal. This in turn, may create opportunities and conditions for the world's peaceful mediation attempts. If the battle of Kandahar ends with the victory of the Taliban, this would increase the possibility of the collapse of the current Afghan government.
Large-scale land wars, whether in terms of military comparisons, technical equipment, war objectives, or political impact, have become obsolete geopolitical intervention pattern. Future geopolitical interventions, mainly through air, sea, and space forces, are unlikely to follow this antiquated model as reported in the media.