As the Taliban’s influence grows, the United States could strike Kabul with fighter jets, the New York Times reported
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The New York Times has claimed that the United States could use bombers, drones or warplanes to increase the Taliban’s influence in Kabul.
The New York Times quoted US officials as saying that the United States could send its bombers, drones and fighter jets to the Afghan capital, Kabul, in light of the “extraordinary crisis” in Afghanistan and the Taliban’s influence.
According to the report, US officials have also said that after leaving military bases in Afghanistan, the United States will face difficulties in stopping Taliban attacks for a long time, for which US military bases in the Persian Gulf can play a role.
According to the newspaper, US officials have told them that in the future, the United States will carry out attacks in Afghanistan under the counter-terrorism operation when it poses a direct threat to the United States.
The New York Times report comes at a time when NATO forces, including the United States, are withdrawing from Afghanistan. The deadline for the withdrawal is September 11, but the Pentagon believes the withdrawal could be completed in July.
The US administration has many questions about the withdrawal of troops and the future of Afghanistan. Ever since US President Joe Biden ordered the withdrawal of troops, US military officials have been concerned that the situation in Afghanistan could worsen again and that Afghan forces would suffer the most.