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World 62% of Americans believe US troops will have to return to Afghanistan to fight terrorism: poll

06:30  15 september  2021
06:30  15 september  2021 Source:   businessinsider.com

Latest on Afghanistan: Biden says US 'on a pace' for Aug. 31 pullout; Taliban block Afghans from airport

  Latest on Afghanistan: Biden says US 'on a pace' for Aug. 31 pullout; Taliban block Afghans from airport Biden added the deadline depends on Taliban cooperation, and added that he has asked the Depts. of State and Defense to prepare contingency plans.His remarks from the White House came the same day the Taliban said it would stop Afghans from trying to go to the Kabul airport and told women to stay home to stay for a time to stay safe, fueling worries about how the Taliban will treat women.

The poll found Americans were slightly split on Biden's handling of climate change, with 45% disapproving and 42% approving, marking a 10 percent increase in disapproval since August. "If there ever was a honeymoon for President Biden, it is clearly over. This is, with few exceptions, a Sixty-two percent of respondents also said they believe American troops will have to return to Afghanistan to fight terrorism . "'The pullout is over, but boots will be back on the ground eventually,' predict voters, who clearly see a looming terrorist threat churning in the cauldron that is Afghanistan ," said Malloy.

Following the chaotic US withdrawal, there is a “very good probability” that Afghanistan will descend into civil war, Army General Mark Milley said, vowing to continue strike operations when “opportunities present themselves.” “My military estimate is… that the conditions are likely to develop of a civil war,” the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told Fox News' Jennifer Griffin on Saturday. And then as opportunities present themselves, we 'll have to continue to conduct strike operations if there's a threat to the United States .

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Frank McKenzie, the commander of U.S. Central Command, enters a plane evacuating people at Hamid Karzai International Airport on Aug 17, 2021. Capt. William Urban/U.S. Navy via AP © Provided by Business Insider U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Frank McKenzie, the commander of U.S. Central Command, enters a plane evacuating people at Hamid Karzai International Airport on Aug 17, 2021. Capt. William Urban/U.S. Navy via AP
  • 62% of Americans think US troops will have to return to Afghanistan to fight terrorism, a new poll says.
  • But 69% of Americans say that ending the war was the right thing to do, according to Quinnipiac.
  • The poll also found that 50% of Americans now disapprove of the way Biden's handling his job.
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According to new poll released by Quinnipiac University, 62% of Americans think US forces will have to return to Afghanistan to fight terrorism.

Defense secretaries in their own words: US 'invented reasons' to stay in Afghanistan

  Defense secretaries in their own words: US 'invented reasons' to stay in Afghanistan The Taliban blitz exposes the failure of the 20-year Afghanistan war and portends terrorism threats, say former defense secretaries Panetta and Hagel.Afghan security forces, trained and equipped at the cost of $83 billion, wilted before Taliban fighters. With few exceptions, the Taliban rolled through provincial capitals without a fight despite a force of Afghan troops that was supposed to number more than 300,000.  In reality, there were far fewer Afghan forces because of desertions and commanders who reportedly pocketed the pay of ghost soldiers they had kept on rolls. For those who remained and fought, there wasn't enough ammunition and food, to say nothing of pay.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s attempt to evade questions about a drone strike that allegedly killed a Kabul aid worker backfired, as Senator Rand Paul pointed out that the target should have been known before the attack. Pressed by Paul (R-Kentucky) on whether the August 29 strike killed an aid worker or an ISIS-K operative, Blinken testified in a Senate hearing on Tuesday that the Biden Paul noted that he had advocated ending the war in Afghanistan for a decade, but he never conceived the “colossal incompetence” he would witness as the Biden administration carried out the US withdrawal.

The move effectively ends America ’s involvement in its longest war in history, but leaves Afghanistan teetering on a knife-edge. The government suffers from complacency and corruption. The Afghan security forces that will be left to defend the nation, which the U . S . has been funding and training for years, are beleaguered by limited capabilities and scant resources. The remaining U . S . forces in the country have been focused more on counterterrorism, and less on providing direct advising, logistics and air support to Afghan national forces, which are taking a beating from the rising Taliban violence.

The results highlight a stark partisan split. While 83% of Republicans believe American forces will have to return to the Central Asian country, just 38% of Democrats agree. Meanwhile, 65% of independents also believe that US forces will have to return.

At the end of August, the United States completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan, putting an end to a nearly 20-year war that began following the 9/11 terror attacks. US forces evacuated over 100,000 people from the country, but nearly 170 Afghan civilians died in an August 26 terrorist attack by ISIS-K at the Kabul airport, which also killed 13 US service members.


Video: Biden administration sees Taliban government as 'Afghan partners' (FOX News)

Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said that a civil war in the country is likely following the US withdrawal, and that such a conflict could enable a resurgence by the terror group Al-Qaeda.

What President Joe Biden said in his address on Afghanistan

  What President Joe Biden said in his address on Afghanistan As criticism of the president mounted, Biden addressed the country as the Taliban took control of Afghanistan and chaos overtook the Kabul airport.Below is a transcript of his speech.

We remain — we retain personnel and capacities in the country, and we maintain some authority — excuse me, the same authority under which we ’ve been operating for some time. As I said in April, the United States did what we went to do in Afghanistan : to get the terrorists who attacked us on And we would have run the risk of having to send more troops back into Afghanistan to defend our remaining troops . Once that agreement with the Taliban had been made, staying with a bare minimum force was no longer possible. So let me ask those who wanted us to stay: How many more — how

After the Afghanistan ’s takeover they will rely heavily on the drug trafficking as it is the only source to run their so called govt because the foreign aids from US , Germany and other European countries has . Sending the Indian Army there would’ve given the terrorists a pretext to undermine Indian interests overtly. J&K UT would once again be rife with terrorism and the terrorists would blow up the Salma Dam, the India-built parliament building. The Afghan forces were apparently too demoarilsed to fight .

Meanwhile, Biden administration officials have argued that the US can effectively combat any terrorist threat via "over-the-horizon" capabilities, including using aerial surveillance and drone strikes from military installations in the region.

Yet even as most Americans anticipate further US troop deployments, a strong majority - 69% of all respondents - say that ending the war in Afghanistan was the right thing to do. That includes 48% of Republicans, more than the 45% who say it was the decision was wrong-headed.

But the poll also spelled trouble for President Joe Biden: 50% of Americans now disapprove of the way he's handling his job, while just 42% approve. That includes a majority of self-identified independents, 52% of whom disapprove of Biden.

The Quinnipiac University poll, conducted from September 10 through 13 following the August 31 withdrawal. The poll included 1,210 adults nationwide and had a margin of error of 2.8 percentage points.

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The dark irony of who TV news talks to about Afghanistan .
Cable news is dominated by the same Afghanistan hawks who created this mess.But watch cable news and you’d think some of the retired officials who helped orchestrate and continue the war had learned nothing.

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