If Kabul is at risk of falling into the Taliban, the US will weigh the attacks: report | Conflict News
According to reports, after the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, the United States is considering sending drones or warplanes in extraordinary crises.
According to the New York Times, if major cities in Afghanistan are in danger of falling into the Taliban, the United States is considering the use of drones or warplanes to intervene.
The report is to continue its Withdraw troops from Afghanistan, The Pentagon is expected to end its withdrawal in early July, well before the September 11 deadline. The NATO-led coalition is also withdrawing troops from the country.
Since Biden announced his withdrawal in April, U.S. military officials have Raised doubts repeatedly This move will have an impact on the impact of the Afghan security forces’ continued strikes against the Taliban. The Taliban was overthrown when foreign troops intervened in 2001 but continued to control large areas of the country.
Of particular concern is the end of the US air support program, which is believed to make the Afghan army tactically superior to the Taliban.
On Wednesday, the New York Times reported that officials were weighing options for dispatching fighters in what the newspaper called “extraordinary crises,” such as the impending fall of the Afghan capital Kabul.
Officials told the newspaper that such intervention requires the president’s approval. They added that since the United States keeps all its air bases in Afghanistan and is likely to operate from its bases in the Persian Gulf, it is difficult to sustain the attack for a long time.
The report comes as the Biden administration is struggling to resolve outstanding questions about its future methods of dealing with deep-rooted conflicts. meeting With NATO allies next week.
While promising to support the Afghan government through aid and diplomatic efforts, US officials have previously stated that if it poses a direct threat to the United States, it will only launch future military attacks in the country as part of an “anti-terrorism” operation.
However, officials told the newspaper that people reopened the debate about what constitutes a direct threat to the United States.