July 03, 2021

Afghan Pullout Has US Spies Reorienting in Terrorism Fight

Featuring Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, Jr. (Ret.)

Source: Associated Press

Journalist Nomaan Merchant

The two-decade war in Afghanistan has given U.S. spies a perch for keeping tabs on terrorist groups that might once again use the beleaguered nation to plan attacks against the U.S. homeland. But that will end soon.

The withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan is leaving intelligence agencies scrambling for other ways to monitor and stop terrorists. They’ll have to depend more on technology and their allies in the Afghan government — even as it faces an increasingly uncertain future once U.S. and NATO forces depart.

Read the full story and more from the Associated Press.

Authors

  • Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, Jr. (Ret.)

    Adjunct Senior Fellow

    Lieutenant General Robert P. Ashley, Jr. retired from the U.S. Army November 2020 after over 36 years of activity duty service as an intelligence officer. He assumed his last ...