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Monday, January 17, 2022

Afghanistan Isn’t Good Terrorist Real Estate | Paul R. Pillar

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There has been much discussion over the possibility of Afghanistan becoming a terrorist breeding ground since our departure, but there is nothing uniquely suitable about Afghanistan for terrorists. There are plenty of conflict ridden regions in the world where extremist groups could find recruits that are not the center of global foreign policy focus. Territory is useful when mounting an insurgency or conducting a ground war but terrorist plots can be devised inside an apartment. The financial and logistical facets of larger plots are often geographically dispersed.

 

Source: https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/10/03/afghanistan-isnt-good-terrorist-real-estate/

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