WASHINGTON: The US navy is carefully watching the safety state of affairs in Afghanistan after recent positive aspects by the Taliban towards authorities forces because the Pentagon withdraws, prime officers stated Wednesday
Talking in Congress, Joint Chiefs Chairman Normal Mark Milley stated 81 of 419 district facilities had come underneath the management of the insurgents.
Whereas the Taliban say they’ve added dozens of districts previously two months alone, Milley stated 60 of these had been captured final yr earlier than the US started its last pullout.
He famous that the Taliban fighters had not captured a single provincial capital.
In the identical listening to Protection Secretary Lloyd Austin made clear that the Taliban´s positive aspects weren’t interfering with the ultimate withdrawal of US troops after almost twenty years.
The pullout is already greater than half-done and is to be accomplished by September.
“We’re targeted, and the duty that we’ve got at hand is to conduct our retrograde in a secure, orderly and accountable style,” Austin informed the panel.
“We´ve developed a really detailed plan to try this. And we’ve got completed the duty in accordance with plan to this point, and actually supplied for the security of not solely our forces however our allies as properly,” he stated.