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Wed Sep 15, 2021, 12:36 AM

Al Qaeda could rebuild in Afghanistan in a year or two, U.S. officials say.

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Source: NY Times

Al Qaeda could rebuild inside Afghanistan in one to two years, top intelligence officials said Tuesday, noting that some members of the terrorist group had already returned to the country.

Earlier in the year, top Pentagon officials said Al Qaeda could reconstitute in two years, then told lawmakers after the fall of the Afghanistan government they were revising that timeline.

The new timeline is not a drastic shift, but reflects the reality that the Taliban have a limited ability to control the borders of Afghanistan. While the Taliban have long fought the Islamic State affiliate, they are established allies of Al Qaeda. Though the Taliban pledged in the February 2020 peace agreement with the United States not to let Afghanistan be used by terrorist groups, analysts have said such promises ring hollow.

“The current assessment probably conservatively is one to two years for Al Qaeda to build some capability to at least threaten the homeland,” Lt. Gen. Scott D. Berrier, the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency said Tuesday at the annual Intelligence and National Security Summit.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/14/us/politics/al-qaeda-afghanistan.html

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 12:43 AM

1. F.U.D. Fear Uncertainty and Doubt

Al-Qaeda no longer exists because Osama Bin Laden was it's leader and he is dead. Some other Islamic attack group may rise from the ashes though. Just sayin...

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Wed Sep 15, 2021, 01:19 AM

2. That will include total

suppression of women.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 01:35 AM

3. It is only proper that Judy Miller's NY Times should lead the way to another adventure

As for the argument that the Taliban couldn’t control their borders, guess what, when we were there we couldn’t either

ISIS+ was there when we were there along with militant groups

To re-occupy Afghanistan is not the answer

bin laden was eliminated in Pakistan through a limited attack


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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 01:52 AM

4. And then there's COVID

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Wed Sep 15, 2021, 06:56 AM

5. The DIA looked in its chrystal ball and saw

the threat to the DoD budget.

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Wed Sep 15, 2021, 09:00 AM

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