Sullivan, National Security Advisor to the White House, said that the US government will continue to pay attention to the threat of terrorism from Afghanistan. But he also stated that after the last U.S. troops withdrew from Afghanistan, no one can be sure of what will happen in Afghanistan in the future.
Reuters reported that U.S. President Biden announced on April 14 that he would return 2,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan before the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, putting an end to the United States’ longest war.
After the United States withdrew its troops from Iraq in 2011, a vacuum was left. The terrorist organization “Islamic State” has grown in power and occupied large areas of Iraq. The then-President Obama, therefore, allowed the U.S. military to return to Iraq.
In an interview with Fox News on Sunday (18th), Sullivan was asked whether the situation in Iraq might be staged in Afghanistan. Sullivan said: “I can’t guarantee what the future of Afghanistan will be. No one can.”
Sullivan said: “What the United States can do is to provide resources and combat power to the Afghan security forces, the Afghan government and the Afghan people, train and equip their troops, and provide assistance to their government.”
He said: “We have done this. Now is the time to let the US military go home. The Afghans must stand up to defend their country.”
On the other hand, Afghan President Ghani said in an interview with CNN that it is a “wrong analogy” to compare the Afghan War with the Vietnam War. He also refuted that his government will be under the pressure of the Taliban after the withdrawal of US troops. Facing downfall comments.
Ghani said that the Afghan security forces are capable of defending their country.
Ghani said: “In the past two years, the Afghan Ministry of Defense and Security Forces have been responsible for over 90% of the defense operations within the country.”