Thursday, May 11, 2017

Pentagon Intelligence Chief: Security Situation In Afghanistan Is Deteriorating

VOA: US Intel Chief: Situation in Afghanistan Will 'Almost Certainly Deteriorate'

The United States’ top intelligence official believes the military conflict in Afghanistan will likely deteriorate in the coming years, even if the U.S. commits more troops to the 16 year-old fight.

Speaking Thursday during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on global threats, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said the Taliban is likely to make gains in rural regions while the government is being undermined by the country’s “dire economic situation.”

“Intelligence community assesses that the political and security situation in Afghanistan will almost certainly deteriorate through 2018, even with a modest increase in military assistance by the United States and its partners,” he said.

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More News On Today's Testimony From Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats

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Top U.S. Intel. Official: Security Situation in Afghanistan Will ‘Most Certainly Deteriorate’ -- Washington Free Beacon
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