Daniel L. Davis. 1945. Why Afghanistan Is Falling to the Taliban So Fast. August 13, 2021.
"The side being routed right now has an army, on paper, of 300,000 men, been given training by the most powerful military alliance on earth, received hundreds of billions in support, has at least a rudimentary air force, an armored fleet, and the backing of its government."
Map and flag of Afghanistan