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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Friday, April 16, 2021

Former SEAL, SOCOM boss McRaven says we’re going to be in Afghanistan ‘for a very long time’ | Military Times

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Multiple international news outlets reported in late August and early September that the Taliban and U.S. diplomats had reached an interim peace agreement after nine rounds of peace talks in Qatar but the former head of U.S. special operations ― most well known for overseeing the mission that ultimately took out Osama Bin Laden ― said that making concessions to the extremist group is the wrong move.

“But I do believe that if we negotiate some sort of settlement with the Taliban, and that settlement involves the withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Afghanistan, that, you know, it won’t be six months or a year before all of the blood and treasure we have put into Afghanistan will have been reversed because the Taliban will come back in and do what the Taliban do.”

Source: https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2019/09/18/former-seal-socom-boss-mcraven-says-were-going-to-be-in-afghanistan-for-a-very-long-time/

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