Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta warned the Taliban was likely to harbor foreign terrorists and advised the Intelligence community to be on guard. In an interview on Saturday, the former CIA chief said the same Taliban, which took over Afghanistan, was in control on September 11, 20 years ago.
Around 1,800 witnesses and victims are preparing to testify against the 20 men suspected of orchestrating a terrorist attack in France nearly six years ago. On Wednesday, the trail began for 20 ISIS militants accused of coordinating shootings and bombings, which left 130 people dead in November of 2015.
Veterans of the U.S. National Security apparatus have warned the Biden administration withdrew from Afghanistan too early and too chaotically. During a recent interview, Dr. Condoleezza Rice, who served as National Security Advisor and Secretary of State to former President George W. Bush, analyzed the flaws leading up to the Afghanistan crisis.
Former UFC fighter and now humanitarian volunteer Tim Kennedy said the Taliban is only pretending to be a legitimate political group. In a recent interview, he pointed out that the Taliban and ISIS-K share the same leaders and personnel.
British opposition leader Keir Starmer denounced Prime Minister Boris Johnson over the chaotic pullout of U.K. troops from Afghanistan. Speaking in Parliament today, Starmer said Johnson underestimated the strength of the Taliban.