Afghanistan

Congressman Dan Bishop (NC-09) joins Vince to talk about Joe Biden's failures handling Russia's escalation with Ukraine and says you can draw lines back to the US' bumbled exit from Afghanistan. 

In the first hour of the show, Vince discusses Joe Biden's plan to try and get Americans out of Ukraine before the situation with Russia gets out of hand. Vince also discusses the passing of Meat Loaf and comedian Louie Anderson. 

Vince Coakley examines how long President Biden might be in office after facing the Afghanistan turmoil. 

We're a little over a week removed from the abandonment of Afghanistan. But what is still unclear is how the country will rebuild their digital infrastructure put in place by the U.S. government. An effort mostly led by the Taliban sees millions of documents left behind and it's unknown who's hands those might fall into in the coming months.

The South Carolina GOP senator said, "Most importantly, they're going to give safe haven to Al-Qaeda who has ambitions to drive us out of the Mid East writ large and attack us because of our way of life. We will be going back into Afghanistan, as we went back into Iraq and Syria."

One week out from the US exit from Afghanistan, Vince Coakley evaluates how much blame Joe Biden should take for the war overseas. He also sees a conflict ahead when the dust settles in the Middle East. 

Craig Sherman, a former US Marine, explains to WBT's Vince Coakley how soldiers were set up for failure in their current mission in the middle eastern region. He also gives a detailed account of how the airport is laid out and how that plays into a disadvantage for ongoing evacuation efforts.

As the world remains focused on what happens next in the region, former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, U.S. service members Matthew Ridenhour and Jeff Jackson, along with former White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney weighed in on the situation in Afghanistan. All four provided a unique perspective Friday morning.

One thing not being brought to the forefront of the conversation is the biometric data that has now been intercepted in the transition. A digital passport stored on centralized servers for millions of Afghans and American allies is now available to be used for potentially bad purposes. Theresa Payton explains how access of data left behind could lead to disaster.