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Sen. Lindsey Graham: Exit from Afghanistan would lead to another 9/11-attack style.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S. C., warned in an interview with Fox News on Saturday that would result in recognition of U.S. troops from Afghanistan “another 9/11,” to say that America does not “outsource” the national security of the United States to the Taliban.
Not to worry, “if we, the Taliban trust the left tomorrow, ISIS and Al-Qaeda,” Graham chief intelligence correspondent Catherine said Herridge. “You don’t have the ability. So, if you have any questions about our intelligence community…what would happen to America if we all withdrew our forces. You tell us, without hesitation, she led him to another 9/11 in a matter of time.”
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When asked what would be the time frame for such a situation, Graham said it would be “years, decades”.
The US Invasion in Afghanistan in the Wake of the 9/11 attacks in 2001, at the beginning of an 18-year commitment, the longest in the history of the United States. The conflict that has killed more than 2,000 American troops and injured more than 20,000 and a cost of almost a trillion dollars since 2001.
President Trump announced a 4,000-troop increase in August 2017 as part of efforts to break the stalemate in the country. But he has to point in the direction of the acceptance of a gradual withdrawal of troops. The Washington Post reported that U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad is negotiating a deal to draw down troops from 14,000 to 8,600.
The two sides discussed an agreement in which the United States withdraws from Afghanistan, the Taliban promising to ensure that Afghanistan not become a haven for terrorists and Al-Qaeda.
Trump met last week with his top security officials on the way forward in Afghanistan. “Just finished a very good session on Afghanistan,” the President tweeted after that.
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But Graham says that the Taliban do not have the capacity to remove the terrorist group, and said that he had briefed General Austin “Scott” Miller, that the Afghan version of ISIS, ISIS-K, is also trying to be the Operation against America, and perhaps more deadly than Al-Qaeda.
“It would be insane to outsource our national security to the Taliban when it comes to ISIS,” he said.
Graham says that the United States could reduce safely to 8,600, but everything up to that is a “high risk strategy”. He plans, to legislate, to create a backstop measure to require the secretaries of state and defense to confirm that Drop-troops would not risk the national security of the United States.
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He told Fox News that a combination of the intelligence community, as well as a strong Anti-Terror force attack is a “strong insurance” against ISIS.
“You take these two things from the table, it is only a matter of time until we meet,” he said.