“내 군사적 추정은 ... 조건이 내전으로 발전할 가능성이 있다는 것입니다.,” 밀리가 말했다. “I don’t know if the Taliban is going to [~이다] 권력을 통합하고 거버넌스를 확립할 수 있다.”
The general’s premonition was followed by his concern that the terrorist organizations could use the disorder in Afghanistan as an opportunity to find gains.
“I think there’s at least a very good probability of a broader civil war and that will then, 차례로, lead to conditions that could, 사실로, lead to a reconstitution of al-Qaeda or a growth of ISIS or other myriad of terrorist groups,” 그는 폭스 뉴스에 말했다.
“You could see a resurgence of terrorism coming out of that general region within 12, 24, 36 개월. And we’re going to monitor that,” 그는 덧붙였다.
In response to questioning on whether the U.S. is safer following the complete withdrawal from Afghanistan Milley said it was too soon to tell.
The general emphasized that maintaining U.S. security and intelligence gathering in the region will be a more difficult task now that the U.S. has no official presence inside Afghanistan.
“We’ll have to reestablish some human intelligence networks, etc.,” 그는 말했다. “And then as opportunities present themselves, we’ll have to continue to conduct strike operations if there’s a threat to the United States.”
President Biden has said the U.S. will continue to counter terrorism through “over horizon” capabilities by relying on military airstrikes instead of using ground-based operations.
Milley told Fox News “it is possible to do it.” But added, “We’re going to have to maintain very, very intense levels of indicators and warnings and observation and ISR [Intelligence, 감시, Reconnaissance] over that entire region.