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U.S. diplomats sent cable in mid-July warning of potential swift Taliban takeover -WSJ report

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – About two dozen U.S. diplomats in Afghanistan sent an internal cable last month warning Secretary of State Antony Blinken of the potential fall of Kabul to the Taliban as U.S. troops withdrew from the country, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. The newspaper said the confidential cable sent through a so-called dissent channel was signed on July 13 and offered recommendations on ways to mitigate the crisis and accelerate an evacuation. The administration has been criticized for leaving efforts to get American diplomats and other citizens, as well Afghan allies,…

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