The head of U.S. Central Command, Army General Michael Kurilla, recently testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee that not only is it possible for the revitalized ISIS-K network in Afghanistan to launch an attack against U.S. or Western interests abroad in less than six months”with little or no warning, but also hundreds of thousands of American citizens living outside the country could also be in danger.
This evaluation was carried out by Kurilla 19 months after President Biden’s catastrophic pullout from Afghanistan, which put the Taliban in charge of governing the country after U.S. forces fled the country in disarray.
“It is my commander’s estimate that they can do an external operation against U.S. or Western interests abroad in under six months with little to no warning.” Kurilla said.
“I think it is a higher probability overseas than it is in the homeland,” he continued
“I think it’s hard to put a timeline on that but I asses that they could in as little as six months with little to no warning,” Kurilla added when asked how long be believed it would be until ISIS was capable of carrying out such an attack.
When asked approximately how many Americans were in ISIS in Afghanistan’s potential reach, Kurilla confirmed that there were ‘at least’ hundreds of thousands.
Since Biden’s departure, the United States no longer has the “granularity to see the full picture,” which has led to a decline in the quality of the intelligence gathered by the United States.
Kurilla also admitted that this has led to a decline in the quality of the intelligence gathered by the United States.
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