Intelligence Official Says Al Qaeda Could Rebuild Within 1 to 2 Years

David B. Gleason from Chicago, IL, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Since Afghanistan was taken over by the Taliban top intelligence officials are speculating that Al Qaeda, the terrorist group behind the 9/11 attacks, could likely rebuild within one to two years enough capabilities to threaten the United States.

Fox News reports:

“The current assessment probably conservatively is one to two years for al Qaeda to build some capability to at least threaten the homeland,” said Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency Lt. Gen. Scott D. Berrier during Tuesday’s National Security Summit.

Officials say that members of the terrorist group have already started to return to the country amid the Taliban takeover, speeding the timeline for which the group could begin to pose a renewed threat.

While both al Qaeda and ISIS-K have a presence in Afghanistan, only al Qaeda has an established alliance with the Taliban. It is still unclear how much effort the Taliban will put into keeping the terrorist group in check, though they pledged during the peace agreement with the U.S. to not allow the country to become a haven for terrorist groups, a pledge some officials do not trust the Taliban to keep now that U.S. forces have departed Afghanistan.

Deputy director of the CIA David S. Cohen said the agency is watching “some potential movement of al Qaeda to Afghanistan” but noted it is hard for the CIA to assess a timeline for when they or ISIS-K would “have the capability to go to strike the homeland” before the agency could detect the threat.

Cohen said that since the U.S. no longer has a presence on the ground, intelligence officials will be working to develop new ways to work “from the horizon.” The United States will be developing over-the-horizon intelligence abilities to monitor activity in Afghanistan as well as other potential threats such as China and Russia.



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Constitution
Constitution
9 days ago

I thought they were more concerned with the most dangerous and evil terrorist group in the world! The democrats!!!!!

Gideon Rockwell
Gideon Rockwell
9 days ago

I believe it will be sooner. I Afghanistan there are tribal and family ties between the Taliban and Al Qaeda. They will share the treasure trove of weapons Uncle Joe gifted them with and come in through the Southern Border revolving Door he has opened for them.

Paul
Paul
9 days ago

Your probably right. All thanks to hiden biden

Sammy
Sammy
9 days ago
Reply to  Paul

Progressive government in action!!!

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9 days ago

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Albert Hess
Albert Hess
9 days ago

Trump made his deal with the Taliban.
It was such an Artful Deal.

Gideon Rockwell
Gideon Rockwell
9 days ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Trump’s approach was let me win your hearts and minds or I’ll bomb your hovels into oblivion. Fear can be the great peacemaker. You cannot reason with evil like the Muslim Radicals. As long as there is just one he will keep fighting.

Richard
8 days ago

The Great thing about Trump is he is always in the weak minded brains and pays no rent, hahahaha.

Mark
Mark
9 days ago

You don’t have to be a military genius to make that assessment. I’m sure our treasonous chairman of the joint chiefs will let Al Qaeda or ISIS-K know beforehand if we might consider a preemptive strike against them.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
9 days ago
Reply to  Mark

Who was the jerk who appointed this idiot Chief?
That jerk should be impeached.
Again.

Micala
Micala
9 days ago

From experiences weigh Muslim men in the U.S., I definitely would NOT BELIEVE ANYTHING THE TALIBAN SAYS! Lying seems to come second nature to Muslim men — whether they are in Afghanistan or America! They see absolutely nothing wrong with manipulating the truth — but so does the democrat party — one in the same! No wonder biddyboy Biden thought he could trust the Taliban — they SPEAK THE SAME LANGUAGE!

It is going to take SOMEONE MUCH SMARTER AND STRONGER THAN BIDEN TO FIX THIS DISASTER HE CREATED — AND WE ALL KNOW WHO SHOULD BE IN THE OVAL OFFICE RIGHT NOW, DON’T WE!!? It’s time President Trump is re-instated into our Presidency!

Please do not believe any of Biden’s henchmen who are testifying about the mess in Afghanistan! They are your TYPICAL DEMOCRATS WHO WHEN THEY TOTALLY SCREW THINGS UP, THEY NEVER ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR ACTIONS, BUT ALWAYS POINT AT SOMEONE ELSE! I have never seen so many people of such POOR CHARACTER than those in the democrat party! WHAT A BUNCH OF LOSERS!

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
9 days ago
Reply to  Micala

Trump would only deal with the Taliban.
It was pure Art.

Djea3
Djea3
8 days ago
Reply to  Micala

Lying to infidels to further Islam is considered righteous in Muslim society. Therefore we can NEVER have any agreement written or by handshake that will ever be upheld by them. The fact is that their religion is NOT a religion but instead a politico-socio-religious mandate.
“All infidels shall die by the sword” there are many other orders in the Koran that make it clear there can never be true peace between Islam and any people. The Chinese are about to find out now that they want into the fray.

StLouisSteve
StLouisSteve
9 days ago

Hard to believe that the incompetence, idiot POS in the White House has been so successful in destroying our once great country in less than eight months.
Can we survive until the 2922 elections?
Buck Fiden

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
9 days ago
Reply to  StLouisSteve

Hard to believe that Trump allowed the election to be stolen from him.

John
9 days ago

Hi

Orangered
Orangered
9 days ago

And with the military equipment that the moron left there for them and I just read that they are getting $62,000,000 from the US probably sooner. Thanks a lot you senile old demented jacka$$

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
9 days ago
Reply to  Orangered

Where are the goat humpers going to get the spare parts to keep all that military gear running?
How many of the aircraft are flyable?

Djea3
Djea3
8 days ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Aircraft make no difference, the FOF and other electronic systems are what is important. those were removed or electronically disabled more than likely.

Sammy
Sammy
9 days ago

They will have thousands of contacts already in the United States to make it much easier to coordinate their plans thanks to the democrat progressives .

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
9 days ago
Reply to  Sammy

You backed the loser.
I did not back winner.
I backed the loser losing.
I was a winner.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
9 days ago

Trump said that he destroyed all those nasty goat Humpers.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
9 days ago

Is the Boy Elder beginning to regret Kissing The Golden Stink Star?
Does he fear being lynched?

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
9 days ago

Will Trump invite Newsom to the White House?

Herbert G. Chapman
Herbert G. Chapman
8 days ago

I would like to know how much will it cost the tax payers to rebuild Afghanistan.

Tom Tucker
Tom Tucker
8 days ago

As long as they only target Washington DC, I don’t much give a fk.

Jawad
Jawad
8 days ago

Judging from Afghanistan’s fall, it sounds as if Al Qaeda is already rebuilt and running at top speed,

Joe
Joe
4 days ago

We need to worry about the other real terrorists, in our country called the dumbocraps, they are the problem, not the other party.The repukes are spineless, and chickshits, but they have the right policies to help the country, the dummycraps do everything to destroy our country.

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