73.3 F
College Station
Saturday, October 23, 2021

Milley Warns ‘Real Possibility’ of Al-Qaeda, ISIS Resurgence in Afghanistan By Spring

Local News

College Station Bans Traditional Pet Shops

At Thursday's meeting, the College Station city council passed an ordinance that prohibits the sale of non-rescue dogs and cats in pet...

College Station to Vote on ROO in Special Meeting Today

The College Station City Council meets Monday at 4 p.m. at city hall to consider a Restricted Occupancy Overlay (ROO). The ordinance would allow single-family...

College Station Plans on Borrowing Additional $62 Million Without Taxpayer Vote

The College Station City Council voted to begin the process of issuing $62 million in certificates of obligations for capital projects. The...

Brazos Valley Hospitalizations Continue to Decline After Mask Order Rescinded

Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA-34 on March 2, 2021, and the order went into effect on March 10, 2021....

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Army General Mark Milley, responds to questions during a House Armed Services Committee hearing on “Ending the U.S. Military Mission in Afghanistan” in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C., September 29, 2021. (Rod Lamkey/Pool/Reuters)

General Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, warned on Wednesday of a “real possibility” that al-Qaeda or ISIS could rebuild in Afghanistan as early as spring 2022 in the wake of the U.S. military withdrawal.

While testifying before the House Armed Services Committee, Milley said that the terrorist threat from Afghanistan is less than it was on 9/11 but that “the conditions could be set for a reconstitution of al-Qaeda and/or ISIS.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin agreed during his own testimony, saying “there is clearly a possibility” for the terrorist groups to regenerate now that U.S. forces have left the country, which was taken over by the Taliban.

“Al Qaeda has been degraded over time,” Austin said. “Now, terrorist organizations seek ungoverned spaces so that they can train and equip and thrive and, and so, there is clearly a possibility that that can happen here, going forward.”

“Our goal is to maintain a laser-like focus on this so that it doesn’t happen,” he added.

#inline-newsletter-nloptin-6154bd1227bbf .inline-newsletter-subscribe__cta label { font-size: 1.2rem; line-height: 1.5rem; color: #000000; } #inline-newsletter-nloptin-6154bd1227bbf .inline-newsletter-subscribe__cta p { font-size: 1.05rem; line-height: 1.45rem; color: #000000; } #inline-newsletter-nloptin-6154bd1227bbf { background-color: #ffffff; border-width: 1px; border-color: #cccccc; } #inline-newsletter-nloptin-6154bd1227bbf .inline-newsletter-subscribe__email-submit { border-color: #e92131; background-color: #e92131; color: #ffffff; } #inline-newsletter-nloptin-6154bd1227d0f .inline-newsletter-subscribe__cta label { font-size: 1.5rem; line-height: 1.7rem; color: #000000; } #inline-newsletter-nloptin-6154bd1227d0f .inline-newsletter-subscribe__cta p { font-size: 1.05rem; line-height: 1.45rem; color: #000000; } #inline-newsletter-nloptin-6154bd1227d0f { background-color: #ffffff; border-width: 1px; } #inline-newsletter-nloptin-6154bd1227d0f .inline-newsletter-subscribe__email-submit { border-color: #eba605; background-color: #eba605; color: #ffffff; } #inline-newsletter-nloptin-6154bd1227d99 .inline-newsletter-subscribe__cta label { font-size: 1.3rem; line-height: 1.5rem; color: #dd9933; } #inline-newsletter-nloptin-6154bd1227d99 .inline-newsletter-subscribe__cta p { font-size: 1.05rem; line-height: 1.5rem; color: #2d2d2d; } #inline-newsletter-nloptin-6154bd1227d99 { background-color: #ffffff; border-width: 1px; border-color: #999999; } #inline-newsletter-nloptin-6154bd1227d99 .inline-newsletter-subscribe__email-submit { border-color: #dd9933; background-color: #dd9933; color: #ffffff; } #inline-newsletter-nloptin-6154bd1227e1e .inline-newsletter-subscribe__cta label { font-size: 1.5rem; line-height: 1.7rem; color: #0f733c; } #inline-newsletter-nloptin-6154bd1227e1e

Continue reading on National Review

More articles

- Advertisement -

State News

Citizens Are Exposing Central Texas School Board’s Corruption

ROUND ROCK — This school board can’t hide from parents anymore. As a conflict unfolds across the country between school district officials and concerned...

Texas GOP Calls on Gov. Abbott for Fourth Special Session on Vaccine Mandates

As Texas watches companies defy Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order prohibiting employer mandated vaccines, the Republican Party of Texas is calling on Gov. Abbott...

Slaton Draws Primary Challenge Just as 2022 Primary Election Season Gets Underway

Just as the third special legislative session concluded, the attention of many lawmakers has turned to the 2022 primary election season. One of the...

Texas State Senator Champions Freedom to Use Off-Label COVID Treatments

State Sen. Bob Hall is doubling down on his support for doctors and patients using off-label treatments to fight COVID. In response to a...

Texas Nationalist Movement Leader Announces Campaign for Lt. Governor

The field of candidates for the Texas lieutenant governor race is growing, and filing for the position hasn’t even officially opened. In recent weeks,...

Continue reading on National Review