The U.S. Turns Some Afghan Allies Away From the Kabul Airport
The U.S. turns some Afghan allies away from the Kabul Airport, official claims The Pentagon.
turns some Afghan allies away from the Kabul Airport, official claims | The Pentagon.
In recent months, a number of Western-supported Afghan forces have been deployed to the Afghan capital to fill in for the so-called “lone wolf” fighters fighting the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, U. officials said.
This week, however, the United States began pulling some of these forces back to the airport in Kabul in order to prevent them from further destabilizing Afghanistan, while maintaining support for the U. counterterrorism presence.
That move was triggered by the discovery earlier this year of suspicious munitions at the Kabul airport, which the United States has been investigating since at least 2011 and has been keeping up with Afghanistan’s efforts to combat the Taliban.
This week’s U. pullbacks came in response to pressure from the United Nations and a new security agreement reached after months of negotiations between Pakistan, the United States and the Afghan government, according to the Pentagon.
The United States pulled Afghan forces back from the Kabul Airport on July 1, according to a U. official who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
official said the force involved in this latest deployment has been identified as a Special Mission Force led by U. Special Operations forces. A Special Mission Force is the United States’ military equivalent of a special operations group that has the dual mission of conducting tactical operations within Afghanistan, and providing counterterrorism support to the Afghan military.
The force is being trained and supplied by non-Western security forces in U. territory and is not directly tied to any formal Afghan government or government-led coalition mission. military is the leading source of Afghan forces in Kabul.
At the Pentagon, the official said the U. now has no operational presence in Afghanistan when it comes to working with the Afghan government-led coalition.
“The Taliban are still in Kabul,” the official said. “The Taliban are still in our country. We know that the Taliban are a terrorist organization. We know that the Taliban are a militia and we know that these people are working to establish the Taliban as a government in Afghanistan.
The end of Afghanistan spurs doubt and apathy.
A former senior executive of the US Government’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has issued a new report claiming the CIA’s activities in Afghanistan were largely covert during the US “Afghan war” and that the decision to invade Afghanistan was made by a small group of Washington policymakers; and it further claimed that the invasion of Afghanistan was, in turn, largely driven by the CIA’s strategic interests which were based on its knowledge of Afghan culture. The former CIA official asserts that the idea of occupying Afghanistan was put forward by the CIA’s policy director in 2004 in connection with the US war against Al Qaeda “to keep the war going” in order to keep the CIA, US troops and their contractors out of the country. He further asserts that the CIA believed in a continued war in order to keep a “safe space” for its strategic objectives. But according to the report, the CIA and the Pentagon “did not consider the war in Afghanistan to be a priority and, as a result, no action plans or strategy for Afghanistan was prepared. ” “It was clear that they did not have the means to invade; they did not believe they had the tools to maintain occupation,” the report stated. According to this report, the US forces had been tasked by the CIA to “assess the intelligence available to see whether a safe-space was possible without a clear strategy and to determine how long the safe space was likely to last.
The CIA’s top management “had given up on the US military invading Afghanistan in 2002 and 2003 in order to make further gains in Iraq and, more importantly, keep the war going”, the report stated, and a “small number of top officials from the Directorate of Operations and the CIA’s Directorate of Intelligence were involved in the planning and decision-making of the invasion.
“In the years before the 2002 US invasion of Iraq, a number of people who were members of the Directorate of Operations and the Directorate of Intelligence met with a US commander in Afghanistan to discuss the possibility of a war in Afghanistan as an alternative to Iraq. This meeting took place at the request of the commander with the approval of a senior CIA analyst who had access to classified information.
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