Afghanistan Withdrawal Stirs Fears of New 9/11

Washington Free Beacon | 12/21/2018 | Adam Kredo
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BY: Adam Kredo

The Trump administration's rumored plans to withdraw U.S. military forces from Afghanistan have sparked fears of a new 9/11 terror attack on America as ISIS militants and Iranian forces march across the region in celebration of the Trump administration's decision to pull American forces from the region, according to top congressional leaders.

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Following the announcement that the United States will pull out of Syria, it appears the Trump administration is poised to do the same in Afghanistan, stoking fears among senior military leaders and Republican leaders in Congress who warn that ISIS forces and Iranian militants are poised to takeover Afghanistan and the wider region.

Already, regional reports indicate that Iranian forces have begun to march across the region in a display of military might signaling that Tehran and other terror forces are already set to replace the United States and again turn Afghanistan into a militant stronghold.

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Lawmakers who sit on Congress's Armed Services Committees are beginning to express their displeasure with the Trump administration's decision to abandon the region, telling the Washington Free Beacon the White House could be responsible for another 9/11-scale attack.

In a press statement Rep. Jim Banks (R., Ind.) said threats will continue to rise if the United States pulls out of Afghanistan.

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"I hope these reports are simply not true," Banks said. "Our ongoing efforts in Afghanistan are necessary to ensure another 9/11 does not occur. With threats rising from ISIS-K and other terrorist groups, America's presence in Afghanistan today is as important as it has ever been to protect the homeland and our allies."

Banks, an Afghanistan veteran who sits on the House Armed Services Committee, spoke to the Free Beacon on Friday about the pitfalls of the administration's new policy in a wide-ranging interview.

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"Inevitably, our drawdown or pullout from Afghanistan creates the conditions by...
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