Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Wednesday it’s “possible” the United States could work with the Taliban in operations against the Islamic State affiliate based in Afghanistan, but cautioned that the “ruthless” group may not change its ways.
He made the comments during a press briefing one day after the United States ended its withdrawal and evacuation from the country. The Taliban captured the capital of Kabul in the days leading up to the United States’ departure.
When asked by reporters whether the United States would cooperate with the new Taliban-controlled government in counterterrorism operations against the Islamic State-Khorasan Province, Milley responded: “It’s possible.”
He cautioned, though, that it’s unclear to what extent the Taliban may change their ways, calling them “a ruthless group.”
“Whether or not they change remains to be seen.”
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, though, said he didn’t expect cooperation to continue now that the evacuation mission is over.
“We were working with the Taliban on a very narrow set of issues, and that was just that — to get as many people out as we possibly could,” Austin said. “And so I would not make any leaps of logic to broader issues.
“It’s hard to predict where this will go in the future, with respect to the Taliban.”
The IS-K claimed responsibility for a suicide blast at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul on Thursday that claimed the lives of more than 200 people, including U.S. service members. The United States responded with a drone strike that killed two leaders of the militant group.
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“Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Wednesday it’s “possible” the United States could work with the Taliban in operations against the Islamic State affiliate based in Afghanistan, but cautioned that the “ruthless” group may not change its ways.”
Chairman of the Disjointed Chiefs of Staff.
Grounds for dismissal. FIRED AND STRIPPED OF RANK !!!
Any military commander worth a grain of salt serving in this country’s armed forces would never make such a remark.
Son Of Thunder :
WITH HIS out right treason, in wanting to support/partner with our enemy, he should be SWIFTLY executed… NOT just booted out.
Hell General, why would the taliban trust us? They have seen that US Military can’t be trusted. Generals with a half a ton of ribbons on his chest, wonder how many are “feel good medals”? Similar to peewee football trophies. Show up, get a ribbon. No General, you have lost your credibility after you put that second star on….. Too far from reality from then on.
Hell, how many were ‘self awarded’?! Like those tin pot generals in central/south america and through out africa..
sleeping with the enemy! firing squad time.
Hey Mark “White Rage” Milley, we should send you on a one way trip to North Korea, where you can “partner” with Kim Jong Un, in starving the North Korean people to death and in building more concentration camps in North Korea. Milley, you can then go on North Korean propaganda television and state how Americans suffer from “White Rage”.
It sounds like Old Brown Shoe Army is recommending collusion with the Taliban, knowing their penchant for lying and not living up to obligations in the past, trusting them is close to treason, thet’ll get everything from us, that they don’t have already, and we’ll get nothing!
Which sounds like EXACTLY what the Dems have been doing to the GOP for decades. DEMANDING WE GIVE THEM everything, and them giving US NOTHING but a big middle finger.
He isn’t old enough to have been issued “brown shoes”.
Guess Biden, Austin, Milley, Blinken & Sullivan think that selling out / surrendering USA wasn’t degrading enough, now they want US to be “partners” with genocidal Islam?? What a bunch of lousy chumps.
Time to send in Nick Nolte to do the “We aren’t partners, we aren’t brothers & we aren’t friends” routine.
MORE AND More i am glad, i am NO LONGER in the bloody military, IF THIS IS WHAT they have become…
All that Bull **** in him has finally reached his brain. He needs to resign !
Since his heads firmly planted up his you know what, of course it’s gotten full of ****.
Sounds like he would have been okay with Dwight Eisenhower partnering with the Nazis.
AND imperial japan. HELL had he and biden been in charge after Pearl harbor, i honestly think we’d have immediately surrendered to japan!
Milley is a five star DISGRACE to the military. He should be court-martialed for giving 85B in US arms to the enemy, then shot.