Washington-Just as President Joe Biden promised the Americans that the war in Afghanistan would be ended, he sent a completely different message to Islamic State terrorists who were also killed by suicide bombers there. American soldier.
He stated, “We haven’t finished with you.”
This statement reminded people that even though the US military pulled out of Afghanistan 20 years later, it is not the end of the “eternal conflict”. Afghanistan may be able to join the list of countries Washington has given broad powers to against terrorist organizations, although it may not be closed the door on US operations.
The new phase in Afghanistan could be similar to the operations in Somalia or Yemen where the US military uses drones and commandos to track down terrorist networks. These tasks are often hidden from beginning to finish, and fall somewhere in between war and peace.
Luke Hartig, former President Barack Obama’s senior counter-terrorism director at the National Security Council, stated that “this is very complicated from a legal perspective, a policy standpoint, and an operation point of view.”
Former officials claimed that the United States will make it more difficult to carry out its mission in Afghanistan if the Taliban take control and close all embassies and military bases. The Central Intelligence Agency plays a major role in the fight against terrorist organizations. However, it will be less able to gather information sources.
American spies will have to command an air strike “overthe horizon” from a drone, fighter, or helicopter if they find a target. It may take several hours for the strike to reach Afghanistan.
Mark Polimeropoulos (ex-head of the CIA’s eastern Afghanistan base) stated that “the anti-terrorism situation has gotten worse.” It’s only. It’s just. Period.
The White House is currently evaluating the details of the mission’s implementation. Officials have been involved in a lengthy review of the policies that govern drone attacks off-battle. The framework is now applicable to Afghanistan.
Obama created the rules during his second term. Donald Trump lifted restrictions on strikes that could inflict harm on civilians. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, this policy allows the United States to kill virtually anyone it deems a terrorist threat.
Biden could decide to tighten rules again, but there is no indication that he wants to end the targeted elimination program. Biden will be subject to political pressure in order to prevent Afghanistan from becoming a terrorist hotbed like it was two decades ago when Al Qaeda plotted the September 11 attacks under the Taliban’s tutelage.
“These threats look like mushrooms in the darkness.” They just keep appearing,” Frank Montoya said, a former FBI agent who specializes handling national security matters.