Jocko Willink shared his thoughts about the current situation in Afghanistan in his new Instagram video, and it did not take long for it to go viral.
For the past couple of weeks, the Biden administration is being questioned by people after they opened up about their stance on the Taliban. Amid this, few also voiced out their thoughts on Vice President Kamala Harris’ laughing video when asked about the situation in Afghanistan.
With many uncertain about the future due to what has been happening in Afghanistan, Jocko’s video about the situation has been going viral.
Who is Jocko Willink?
Jocko is an American author, podcast host and a retired United States Navy officer who provides leadership training and consulting sessions.
Over the years, Jocko has expanded his brand by carrying out field training programs. At the same time, he often opens up about his experiences during live events and podcast episodes.
Some of Jocko’s famous books include Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win and Way of the Warrior Kid. Jocko also maintains a huge social media presence. At the moment, he has over 2 million followers on Instagram and 550,000 on Twitter.
Viral video about Afghanistan explored
On August 24, Jocko posted a video about his thoughts on the current situation in Afghanistan. He captioned it as: “If…If I were president, and I had put our country into the current situation in Afghanistan, I would tell America, our allies, our enemies, and the world, something like this…”
The three-minute video goes on to detail what Jocko would have done had he been the President. He says: “Good evening, I wanted to give you an update on the current situation in Afghanistan. As you know, we were set to leave Afghanistan this month and as we began the final drawdown, I made some critical errors.”
He continued: “I underestimated the strengths of the Taliban and I overestimated the strength and capabilities of the friendly Afghan forces.”
As the video progresses, Jocko lists the measures that can be taken to control the conflict.
He concludes the video by stating how “America will be in control of most major airports in Afghanistan” and “anyone who interferes with these operations will be killed.”
Social media users react to the video
It did not take long for the video to go viral. Within 24 hours, it was viewed millions of times and many have reacted to the same.
One user wrote: “I believe we have a future candidate can get behind. This is what leadership looks like.”
Another added: “Wow if only this had happened in real life. The respect gained from owning the problem. That would be called leadership NOT politics. Extreme ownership. Thought-provoking.”
“@jockowillink nails it with this @POTUS take note,” read another comment. As of now, Jocko has not made any other comments regarding the Afghanistan situation.