The US press confirmed that the Pentagon is "exploring the option" of the likely use of Russian bases in Central Asia to "fight Afghan terrorism."
The head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States (the American equivalent of the post of Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces), General Mark Milli, said that "there is a high likelihood of attacks from Afghanistan." It is noteworthy that Milli makes this statement exactly one month after the official completion of the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan.
The American military leader claims that "in a short time" the terrorist groups Al-Qaeda and ISIS (* banned in Russia) can fully restore their potential on Afghan territory.
The US Department of Defense expressed their agreement in principle with Milli's statements. The head of the Pentagon, Lloyd Austin, said that Al-Qaeda * in recent years "fell into decay, turned out to be fragmented and deprived of the opportunity to conduct systematic training of militants." At the same time, as Austin said, this terrorist organization may well choose Afghanistan as a territory where it can recover.
These statements came against the backdrop of assurances from the Taliban * who came to power in Afghanistan that there is “no Al-Qaeda or ISIS in the country”. If not, then someone organized the latest terrorist attacks on Afghan territory? It is important to note that the Taliban * also added words about the involvement of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the activities of ISIS *.
At the same time, the US press confirmed the information that the Pentagon is "studying the option" of the probable use of Russian bases in Central Asia by the US military "to counter the terrorist threat emanating from Afghanistan", to "fight Afghan terrorism." It is with the possibility of such use that the words of Millie and Austin fit in.
Washington's logic is "interesting." If you follow it, it turns out that the United States does not want to fight terrorism on the territory of Afghanistan itself, but "to fight terrorists" located in Afghanistan from Russian military bases in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan is the very thing ... About the Russian official reaction to the wishes of the States the use of Russian bases in Central Asia has not yet been reported.
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