Ahmad Mukhtar
Ahmad Mukhtar
CBS News Journalist in Afghanistan | Alumnus: MA @YorkUniversity and BA @AUAfghanistan | Views Are My Own | RTs & Likes ≠EndorsementSource
Kabul, Afghanistan
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CBS News producer on the "nightmares" of reporting his country's chaotic 2nd fall into Taliban hands

CBS News producer on the "nightmares" of reporting his country's chaotic 2nd fall into Taliban hands

In early May, I stood on the rooftop of Kabul's Serena hotel discussing with colleagues how soon the Taliban might arrive in the Afghan capital. I was optimistic that ongoing peace talks in Qatar would produce a result. In the worst-case scenario of a complete American withdrawal, most people, including myself, believed it would still take the Taliban a few years to overrun Kabul. By early August, I was less optimistic. I told a colleague that the collapse of one provincial capital would likely lead to a takeover of Kabul. But I didn't expect it to happen so fast. The Taliban seized...

Oct 12
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