The Talibans are conquering Afghanistan whose side are the USA on?

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According to all the media network the Taliban are quickly conquering Afghanistan. The initial reports mentioned US bombings trying to provide cover to the Afghan army. But those bombing were ineffective. In some articles there are also reports of the Taliban claiming that the bombing only hit civilians.

From a military point of view it does not make a lot of sense. Twenty years ago, when the USA started the invasion, after an initial wave of bombing the Taliban melted away and the USA quickly took over the country. Since then drone technology improved and targeting systems as well, so the US military has better intelligence data gathering and better precision than 20 years ago, but to much less effect.

At this point I am wondering whether the reason is really military or political. Is there something in the agreement signed between the US Government and the Taliban that allows the current situation?

References:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-58074525

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-58127407

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