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Top Biden official admits he 'can't make any guarantees' Afghan troop withdrawal won't empower terrorists

Added 04-19-21 02:17:07pm EST - “'I can't make any guarantees about what will happen inside the country'” - Theblaze.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Theblaze.com: “Top Biden official admits he 'can't make any guarantees' Afghan troop withdrawal won't empower terrorists”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

National security adviser Jake Sullivan admitted Sunday the Biden administration cannot guarantee that withdrawing United States troops from Afghanistan will not create another power vacuum that emboldens terrorist groups like the Islamic State.

Biden announced last week that he would formally withdraw all U.S. personnel from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, 2021, the 20th anniversary of the infamous terror attacks on U.S. soil.

Currently, there are about 2,500 U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan, along with 1,000 special forces personnel.

After U.S. forces successfully defeated al Qaeda in Iraq, then-President Barack Obama ordered the full withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq in 2011.

The move is now seen as a strategic failure, likely creating a power vacuum that allowed ISIS to exponentially grow in the destabilized region.

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