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Psaki says Biden trusts U.S. intelligence after Afghanistan takeover

President Joe Biden still trusts U.S. intelligence after the Taliban's swift seizure of power in Afghanistan. This was announced by the White House press secretary Jen Psaki.

Thus, she responded to the question of a journalist, whether the American leader continues to trust the estimates of the intelligence community. “Of course he does. He works in close coordination, gets briefings many times a day on a regular basis,” the spokeswoman stressed.

Earlier, The New York Times said that U.S. intelligence agencies were making predictions about the rapid collapse of the Afghan army, despite U.S. President Joe Biden saying such an outcome was unlikely. It is noted that the intelligence agencies' assessments of the prospects of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan were increasingly pessimistic, they doubted whether the Afghan security forces would be able to resist the Taliban and whether the Afghan government would hold on in Kabul.

On August 15, militants of the radical Taliban movement announced that they had taken control of all of Afghanistan. Afghanistan is now governed by an interim council, which will hand over power to the Taliban.

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