USSOCOM Commander Says US Cannot Rely on Taliban to Fight ISIS in Afghanistanon November 22, 2021 at 8:21 pm

The head of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) said on Nov. 19 that the ISIS-K terrorist threat in Afghanistan “still exists” and he doesn’t believe the United States can rely upon the Taliban’s newly formed government as a partner against this threat. “I don’t see them as a partner,” USSOCOM Gen. Richard Clarke said of the Taliban terrorist group, pointing out that there still remains an ISIS threat across regions in Afghanistan and it is growing, Defense One reported. Clarke made the remark during an appearance at the Halifax International Security Forum in Canada on Nov. 19, urging the United States to continue working with Afghans and foreign nationals on the ground. “We’ve built amazing counterterrorism capabilities over the last 20 years. Some of those capabilities can still be used in Afghanistan today. We have to work with Afghans that remain in Afghanistan to see and sense, and we have …

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