Challenging challenges are faced by US-backed Afghan security forces. Over the past year, he has lost territory from repeated attacks by the Taliban and relied on American air power to bring back the rebels.
In the 1990s, the breakdown of the Afghan government’s credibility as the main power holders during the days of the Afghan civil war, along with the militia – challenged Afghan security forces in some areas, remodeled and reintroduced.
“If the president authorizes it, we will be able to provide some degree of military support to the Afghan national security forces after leaving the country,” Navy admiral, retired Navy admiral, H.K. Mac. , Said in an interview on Wednesday.
For the Pentagon and intelligence agencies, a major issue now is how easily counter-terrorism operations can be conducted beyond Afghanistan. There is a decidedly mixed record in the history of such operations. The success rate of cruise missile attacks launched by distant ships against terrorist targets in Afghanistan has been low.
The United States maintains a string of airports in the Persian Gulf region as well as Jordan, and the Pentagon operates a major regional air headquarters in Qatar. According to officials, special operations forces have to travel to attack a target, either because the operation is likely to fail, either by missing their mark, or by a catastrophic failure, which is caused by members of the US service or Can kill civilians. Who have studied the record.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, while meeting with allies of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Brussels on Wednesday, has the ability to attack militant targets on military bases in “Africa and other places” where far-flung, if any. Referred to. Are stationed, apparently referring to drone strikes and commando raids in Somalia, Yemen and Libya in recent years.
“There is probably no place in the world that America and its allies cannot reach,” Mr. Austin told reporters.