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US airstrikes, surveillance in Afghanistan may continue from afar after drawdown | Air Force Times

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As the American troops are preparing to leave Afghanistan, the US military is looking for options on how they can position manned or unmanned aircraft in the Middle East and Asia to be able to continue airstrikes and intelligence-gathering missions against terror cells in Afghanistan. This means that the US will not totally abandon Afghanistan but will just monitor it from afar. According to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, the move is necessary in order to maintain “heavy intelligence support” in the area and find and track insurgents.

Source: https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2021/04/23/us-air-strikes-surveillance-in-afghanistan-may-continue-from-afar-after-drawdown/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBB%2004.26.21&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief

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