U.S. Leaves Afghan Military "Abandon And Alone" : Consider This from NPR The U.S. military will be fully out of the country by August 31. The Taliban already control more than half of it. A U.S. intelligence assessment reportedly says the Afghan government could collapse in as little as six months.

Some members of the Afghan military feel "abandoned and alone," Commanding General of the Afghan Army Sami Sadat tells NPR's Mary Louise Kelly.

Additional reporting this episode from NPR's Diaa Hadid.

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The U.S. Almost Out Of Afghanistan. What Happens There Next?

The U.S. Almost Out Of Afghanistan. What Happens There Next?

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Afghan soldiers stand guard after the American military left the Bagram Airfield, north of Kabul, on July 5. Rahmat Gul/AP hide caption

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Afghan soldiers stand guard after the American military left the Bagram Airfield, north of Kabul, on July 5.

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The U.S. military will be fully out of Afghanistan by August 31. The Taliban already control more than half of it. A U.S. intelligence assessment reportedly says the Afghan government could collapse in as little as six months.

Some members of the Afghan military feel "abandoned and alone," Commanding General of the Afghan Army Sami Sadat tells NPR's Mary Louise Kelly.

Additional reporting this episode from NPR's Diaa Hadid.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Jonaki Mehta and Brent Baughman. It was edited by Sami Yenigun, Lee Hale, Cortney Dorning, and Andrew Sussman. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.