NATO allies had no choice but to follow the U.S. out of Afghanistan,

It was clear to all experts that  meant the great danger of the Taliban taking power in Afghanistan,"

consequences of the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan one year ago this week.

LESSONS AND MEMORIES FROM AFGHANISTAN ONE YEAR AFTER

"We had no choice: We couldn't possibly have remained without the Americans

Col. Richard Kemp, a British Army officer who commanded U.K. forces in Afghanistan in 2003

British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace had tried to rally NATO allies to remain in the country in a major coalition after the U.S. had left,

but no country agreed to join and support the Afghanistan military against the Taliban insurgents

British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace had tried to rally NATO allies to remain in the country in a major coalition after the U.S. had left,

Hanning labeled the U.S. as the "lead nation" on Afghanistan