The United States is reportedly considering sending drones or warplanes into a state of emergency following the withdrawal from Afghanistan.
The United States is considering the intervention of drones or warplanes if major Afghan cities are at risk of falling to the Taliban, according to The New York Times.
The report comes from the moment the US continues its report Withdrawal of troops from AfghanistanThe Pentagon is expected to complete its withdrawal in early July, before the September 11 deadline. The NATO-led coalition is also withdrawing its troops from the country.
Since Biden announced the troop withdrawal in April, US military officials have been doing just that caused concern many times The impact that the move will have on Afghanistan’s security forces in the ongoing fight against the Taliban, which was ousted by foreign forces in 2001 but continues to control large areas of the country.
Of particular concern is the planned end of US air support, which is credited to giving Afghan forces a tactical advantage over the Taliban.
The New York Times reported on Wednesday that officials were considering sending warplanes, which the paper described as an “emergency crisis” such as the impending fall of the Afghan capital, Kabul.
Such an intervention requires the approval of the president, officials told the newspaper. They added that it would be difficult to maintain the attacks for a long time, as the US is leaving all its air bases in Afghanistan և, most likely, will start operations from US bases in the Persian Gulf.
The introduction comes as the Biden administration faces a series of unresolved issues related to its further approach to the conflict since its ouster. meeting next week with NATO allies.
U.S. officials have vowed to support the Afghan government through diplomatic assistance, and have previously said that future military strikes in the country would only be launched as part of “counter-terrorism” operations if there is a direct threat to the United States.
However, officials told the paper that the debate over what posed a direct threat to the United States had resumed.