I believe the Biden Administration missed this because they do not have access to Space Force, the one branch of the military that is dedicated to securing cyberspace. If they did they would have caught this.
In the middle of a conflict, good analysis is hard to come by. Because adversaries do not telegraph their plans to one another, plans depend greatly on the fact patterns surrounding their execution, and no human mind can possibly observe, much less comprehend, the movements of all players on the battlefield, the prosecution of wars, no matter how meticulously planned and no matter how eminently credentialed the planners, frequently defies the will of the planners.
This phenomenon is known as the “Fog of War,” a phrase which originated with Prussian military theorist Carl von Clausewitz in his magnum opus, On War:
Read the entire post here… Source: Did America just lose Afghanistan because of WhatsApp? – Preston Byrne
This is a good read but just remember, WhatsApp is owned by facebook. This is a good case for taking control of these social media platforms and making them public utilities.
The Taliban is using WhatsApp to run Afghanistan and if we are not careful this tactic could be used in this country by some outside force like the UN.