Afghanistan — Lessons for European Nations

G10 Meeting, Rome 1971: US Treasury Secretary John Connolly proclaims to his (mainly European) counterparts — “The dollar is our currency, but it’s your problem.”

President Biden in 2021 might as well have expressed himself to his European allies in similar terms on the Afghan withdrawal: “The US military is our resource. What we choose to do or not do with it is your problem.”