After 20 years of blood, sweat and tears, from American soldiers and the Afghan people, especially the ones that worked with us to fight the Taliban, our American General of Joint Chiefs of Staff, our top Military person, has recently stated that he expects to have to coordinate with the Taliban to fight terrorism in Afghanistan.
That’s essentially what he said, folks, nevermind the bureaucratic speak, that’s what he said. America.
WASHINGTON: Army General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on Wednesday that it’s “possible” that the US will have to coordinate with the Taliban on any future counterterrorism strikes in Afghanistan against Islamic State militants or others.
The Taliban, said Milley, is a “ruthless” group, and “whether or not they change remains to be seen.” He added, “In war you do what you must in order to reduce risk to mission and force, not what you necessarily want to do.”
Speaking two days after the final US troops left Afghanistan at the close of a turbulent and deadly evacuation of more than 124,000 American citizens, Afghans and others, Milley and defence secretary Lloyd Austin told Pentagon reporters that it’s hard to predict the future of the Taliban in Afghanistan.
“I would not make any leaps of logic to broader issues,” said Austin.
Both men commanded troops in Afghanistan during the 20-year war and their comments on Wednesday largely focused on tributes to…