Afghanistan’s Fall to Taliban Leaves Its D.C. Diplomats in Limbo

WASHINGTON—When Jawad Raha returned to his diplomatic put up in Washington from his final journey to Afghanistan in early August, the Taliban had been capturing provincial capitals across the place, but he however thought the U.S.-backed govt could fend them off.

“People ended up worried due to the fact of the rapidly pace of the Taliban development,” Mr. Raha, a seasoned Afghan diplomat, mentioned. “But there was however hope.”