On this Monday edition of the Brett Winterble Show Brett is joined by Richard Weitz of the Hudson Institute to talk about the United States pulling out of Afghanistan one year ago today.

Brett and Richard talk about the impact we’ve seen so far from the decision to leave, explaining how it has been a bit of a mixed bag with things trending negatively. They also discuss the position the Taliban holds in the international community + how they are staying afloat financially and analyze what the assassination of Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri indicates about the United States’ standing in the region and the world.

Richard Weitz is senior fellow and director of the Center for Political-Military Analysis at Hudson Institute.