Pentagon Admits Biden’s Afghanistan Withdrawal Will Import Terrorists into the U.S
Biden creates massive terror threat against U.S
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin admitted that, because of Joe Biden's disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal, it will now be "more difficult" to identify terror threats while withdrawing all U.S. military assets from the country.
During a press conference, Austin acknowledged there was a challenge after U.S. troops and intelligence assets were withdrawn by Biden.
"Well, there's no question that it will be more difficult to identify and engage threats that emanate from the region, but we're committed to making sure that that threats are not allowed to develop ... that could create significant challenges for us in the homeland," Austin said.
He then explained that they "already" had "robust capabilities in the region" and looks to "improve them on a daily basis."
"We're going to continue to do that," he said, adding that the U.S. has "come a long way in the last 20 years in terms of the development of our capabilities."
"There isn't a scrap of earth that we can't reach out and touch when we need to," Austin said.
"We've demonstrated that time, and time again, and again."
"Our job is to make sure we stay vigilant and continue to develop capabilities."
Neon Nettle reported last month the global terror threat has reached a 20-year high in the wake of Afghanistan falling to the Taliban as experts warn that new al Qaeda attacks on U.S. soil may be looming.
Experts now fear that without U.S. intelligence operatives in the region, a 9/11-style attack by al Qaeda may be imminent.
Speaking with Fox News, Dr. Tom Copeland, an expert in intelligence failures and mass casualty terrorist attacks and director of research at the Centennial Insititute, noted that the fall of the Afghan government would likely coincide with the twentieth anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attack.
Also reported by Neon Nettle that 100 of the evacuees rescued from Afghanistan are suspected terrorists who are on intelligence agency watch lists.
The United States government official issued the warning on Tuesday as it was revealed that one passenger flown out to Qatar has potential ties to ISIS.
The Afghans in the evacuations are potential candidates for Special Immigration Visas (SIV).
However, several were flagged as possible matches to intel agency terror watch lists by the Defense Department's Automated Biometric Identification System, an official with the U.S. government told Defense One.