On Sunday, a White House official said that no one can guarantee the future of Afghanistan after U.S. troops leave Afghanistan. He further emphasized that the U.S. will stay focused on terrorist threats emerging from the country.

Last week, President Biden announced all troops will be leaving Afghanistan by 9/11/21. When WH National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan was asked about the likelihood of the Iraq situation repeating in Afghanistan, he responded with:

“I can’t make any guarantees about what will happen inside the country. No one can.” He also added that President Biden has no intention on sending troops back to Afghanistan.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani also stated that the countries security forces are capable of defending the country without the support of foreign nations.

Unfortunately, I see almost no scenario where Afghanistan is able to win the power struggle against the Taliban, and the U.S. will have to physically return to Afghanistan to deter terrorist threats from Afghanistan again.

Cameron W