Now that Afghanistan is secured as a terrorist base once again, intelligence officials estimate that Al Qaeda could become a threat to United States soil within one year.
There’s no reason to think that Al-Qaeda won’t reconstruct itself in Afghanistan now that America has zero presence there and the Taliban are back in control.
The director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Lt. General Scott Berrier, said that “The current assessment — probably conservatively — is one to two years for al Qaeda to build some capability to at least threaten the homeland.”
As a result, Berrier promised that “DIA is not going to take their eye off the ball off of terrorism.”
These revelations come with the decision to pull American troops out of Afghanistan, which Berrier addressed:
“To be sure, our current capability in Afghanistan is not what it was six months ago, or a year ago. That, sort of, is inherent in the decision to withdraw troops — and also had an impact on the presence of the agency in Afghanistan.”
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