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JCS Chair General Milley ‘Predicts’ Likely Civil War in Afghanistan, More Terrorism, Possibly Resending U.S. Troops

Sept. 5, 2021 (EIRNS)—The British and their allies in the U.S. military-industrial complex are by no means reconciled with President Joe Biden’s pullout from Afghanistan and his announcement of the end of the era of perennial wars.  Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley gave an interview to Fox News correspondent Jennifer Griffin that aired yesterday, with a chilling “prediction” of what may befall Afghanistan, which reads more like a statement of intent, which is in direct violation of the stated President Biden’s policy.

“My military estimate is that the conditions are likely to develop for a civil war,” Milley said.

“I don’t know if the Taliban is going to be able to consolidate power and establish governance.... I think there’s at least a very good probability of a broader civil war and that will then, in turn, lead to conditions that could, in fact, lead to a reconstitution of al-Qaeda or a growth of ISIS or other myriad of terrorist groups,”

he stated. “You could see a resurgence of terrorism coming out of that general region within 12, 24, 36 months. And we’re going to monitor that.”

When asked if he could envision a situation requiring the return of U.S. troops to Afghanistan, Milley said that would be a “very difficult policy choice.... I wouldn’t say yes or no to anything actually. I think those are, it’s too early to say anything like that at this point.”

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