MEHWAR: Former CIA Officials Remarks On Afghanistan Discussed
Former CIA deputy director Michael Morell said that despite the US red line that Afghanistan never again be used as a base for international terrorism, Morell said the Taliban would welcome al-Qaeda back into the country after a US withdrawal.
In a twitter post, Morell said he is not arguing the US should stay in Afghanistan. “I’m arguing we need to be clear-eyed about what will happen there when we leave and have a plan for how we can keep a close watch on Afghanistan from an intelligence perspective and how we can degrade them militarily if we need to do so,” he said.
In this episode of Mehwar, host Yaser Abrar discusses the topic with Mohammad Ikram Khpulwak, head of the High Peace Council's secretariat and Omar Samad, former Afghan envoy to Canada and France.