Senior US intelligence officials say the plan to withdraw troops from Afghanistan could give terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda and Islamic State a chance to regain the ability to attack the United States.
When President Joe Biden officially announced his decision to end America’s longest war, their warning was sounded the same day. The opinion of senior intelligence officials, which calls for the withdrawal of about 2,500 to 3,500 U.S. troops and thousands of instructors and contractors from Afghanistan, responds to the deep-seated and expressed concerns of many current and former U.S. officials.
This will further strengthen the critics of the withdrawal of troops. They are likely to exploit fears that, despite nearly two decades of ongoing fighting and hard work, conditions that have made Afghanistan a haven for terrorists may soon return.
The newly-appointed director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Bill Barnes, told lawmakers Wednesday: “There is a significant risk that with the withdrawal of US and coalition troops, the United States’ ability to mobilize will be weakened. [სადაზვერვო ინფორმაცია] And act according to the threat. “It simply came to our notice then. Al Qaeda and the Islamic State in Afghanistan” have no intention of re-establishing their ability to attack US targets in the region, in the West, or in the United States. “
However, this overt warning was accompanied by a call for lawmakers to show “foresight.” Barnes said that no matter how much al Qaeda and Islamic State want to attack the United States, “the reality is that none of them have the ability to do that today.”
National Intelligence Director Avril Haynes told lawmakers that the threat from Afghanistan was overshadowed by threats from countries such as China, which he called an “incomparable priority,” as well as Russia, Iran and North Korea.