WHAT’S THE ISSUE?
The issue which perhaps most still concerns the West now the Taliban are back in power in Afghanistan is that the country will once again become a haven for Islamist terror groups like Al-Qaeda and ISIS-K.
General David Petraeus – former commander of ISAF forces in Afghanistan, as well as a former director of the CIA joins Stephen Cole to explain how things may play out from here – and why there may be some hope that the new Taliban administration may not be so amenable to terrorist groups operating within the Afghan borders.
MEET THE EXPERT
General David Petraeus has now retired after 37 years in the US Army. Over his career he rose to be Commander of US Central Command, overseeing military efforts in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Central Asia, The Arabian Peninsula and Egypt. In 2010 he became Commanding General of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.
Following his retirement, he served as Director of the US Central Intelligence Agency.
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