I'm glad someone else gets the connection between the Mujahedeen and the Taliban. Seems people forget the history, then wonder why they are shooting at us with our own stuff.The US simply updated the weaponry from the last time we armed the Taliban. We left behind all kinds of weapons and missiles in the 80s when we bounced after the Mujahedeen pushed out the Soviets. This is simply version 2.0
No one has ever succeeded in Afghanistan. No one. It was doomed to fail from day 1, there was no real reason to be there. The only way the country wasn't going back to Taliban control was if the US was going to keep an occupying force there indefinitely.
I could fully explain the minute details, but it'll get me banned.
FWIW: Gun control and abortion debates are designed to keep the masses occupied while the 1% robs you blind.