Pentagon Confirmed Islamic Attack, within 6 Months

October 27, 2021

pentagon confirmed islamic attack, within 6 months

Pentagon Confirmed Islamic Attack: For the first time in recent months, a senior Pentagon official has labeled ISIS-K a serious threat to America’s homeland.

Afghanistan’s fall is blamed for ISIS-K and al-Qaeda’s return to the frame

After the fall of Afghanistan during the summer, many experts said that the threat of terrorism via ISIS-K and al-Qaeda would increase for the western world. Well, the dire prediction is now closer to reality.

Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Colin Kahl told the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday that ISIS-K is slowly resurfacing.

While the group cannot carry attacks on the United States right now, Kahl says he expects the situation to change drastically in the next 6 to 12 months.

ISIS-K was founded in 2015 as a branch of ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Experts believe that it has close to 2000 fighters and has been able to carry 77 attacks so far this year.

The al-Qaeda network will take up to twelve months before it has the same capabilities. The blurry situation in Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover is central in this narrative.

Kahl’s brutal assessment is the fastest timeline from a Biden administration official about the danger a resurgence of the two terrorist organizations poses for America’s homeland.

In late August, ISIS-K carried a vile attack against U.S. service members in Kabul, killing 13 Americans. The suicide bombing also took the lives of 150 Afghans.

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley had said in September that the terror threat was at its lowest level since the September 11 attacks in 2001.

Biden administration is scrambling to contain ISIS-K

Pentagon Confirmed Islamic Attack

However, Milley did say that ISIS-K and al-Qaeda could make a comeback in a short period.
The American officials are working hard to keep the estimates at the current level.

They also revealed that interventions from America or its allies in the region could change the time frame.

This is the reason why Republicans and other critics of President Joe Biden‘s decision for a complete withdrawal of U.S. troops in Afghanistan were pushing to keep some military presence in the country.

Observers say that the Taliban government does not have the will to stop ISIS-K and al-Qaeda in their tracks.

However, Kahl says they are signs that the leaders are making some efforts to tackle terrorism. He claims the Taliban and Islamic State are mortal enemies.

According to Kahl, the U.S. is now working with Pakistan for drone surveillance in the area. The Biden administration is also looking at other partners in the region to help in this endeavor.

Afghanistan remains a political problem for Biden

Pentagon Confirmed Islamic Attack

The situation in Afghanistan is still a major national security problem for Mr. Biden. The summer debacle precipitated a significant drop in his approval ratings. Two months later, he still has not recovered.

While Americans wanted troops to come home, the ensuing chaos changed their views. A slight presence in the country seems to be their preferred option for now.

However, such an outcome would have been impossible with the Taliban government in control. The president is said to be focused on preventing attacks on American soil through surveillance and partnership with countries in the region.

For some observers, after Afghanistan, the success of his presidency depends on keeping ISIS-K and al-Qaeda at bay.

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