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Attacks ‘Inevitable’ On US Soil According to Retired General

(UnitedVoice.com) – The last big foreign terrorist attack the US experienced on American soil was on September 11, 2001. Before that, it was the events of Pearl Harbor. A retired general believes another attack is on the horizon.

On March 31, the former head of US Central Command (CENTCOM), General Frank McKenzie, appeared on ABC’s “This Week” to discuss the potential of future terrorist attacks on American soil. He said he thinks the threat to the US has been growing since the Afghanistan withdrawal in 2021.

According to McKenzie, when America pulled out of the Middle Eastern nation, the pressure on ISIS-K was reduced. That has allowed them to grow. Recently, the group took responsibility for a terrorist attack in Russia at the Crocus City Hall in Moscow. The attack left at least 144 people dead.

The former CENTCOM commander said the US should expect more attempted terrorist attacks against the US and its partners abroad. “I think this is inevitable,” McKenzie stated.

When the US pulled out of Afghanistan, President Joe Biden claimed that America would continue to work to fight terrorism in the country. However, McKenzie pointed out that isn’t the case because the Pentagon has “almost no ability to see into that country” or to strike it. The Taliban is not working with the US government to combat terrorism, leaving ISIS and other groups free to act with impunity.

McKenzie said the way to prevent terrorist attacks is by putting pressure on the groups in their homeland. Now that there’s no way to put that pressure on them, they’ve been able to gain strength, plan attacks, and coordinate.

The US spent 20 years in Afghanistan. At the end of former President Donald Trump’s first term, he circumvented the Afghan government and met with Taliban leaders to negotiate an exit strategy. Biden took office and decided to go through with that plan, pulling the US out of the country without leaving a presence behind like they did in Iraq. In the years since, ISIS has carried out multiple attacks in and out of Afghanistan.

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