Why It Matters: The Fallout Of The Taliban’s Assault On Kunduz

The Taliban seized Kunduz on Monday, but what does that mean to the U.S. as it tries to downsize its presence in Afghanistan?

Sep 29, 2015 at 7:13 PM ET

The Taliban’s invasion of the strategic city of Kunduz on Monday is the latest flash point in Afghanistan’s protracted war.

The U.S. military provided back up to Afghan forces on Tuesday as they launched airstrikes in the region in an attempt to take back the city. If the U.S. has to get anymore involved, it could have widespread consequences for an army that nine months ago thought its presence in Afghanistan was dying down.