Former U.S. Marine and intelligence officer Elliot L. Ackerman joined Cheddar to talk about the chaos unfolding in Afghanistan following the military’s withdrawal from the country. He alleged that President Joe Biden’s notion that terrorist groups like al-Qaeda are no longer a threat to the U.S. even with the Taliban's return to power is untrue. “I don’t know what type of world the president thinks we live in,” he said, also claiming that, "The Taliban are not just a group that exists on its own. The Taliban are backed by the Pakistanis, by the Iranians, the Russians, and the Chinese. Nations that do not wish us well.”