McConnell Predicts Taliban Could Be Running Afghanistan By The End Of The Year

McConnell Predicts Taliban Could Be Running Afghanistan By The End Of The Year

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called the removal of U.S. and NATO troops from Afghanistan a “mistake” Thursday, predicting the Taliban will regain control. 

“I think it’s important to remember why we went there,” he told reporters in Kentucky. “I think there’s a higher likelihood that the Taliban will be back in control of the country, maybe as early as the end of the year.”

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McConnell argued that the war in Afghanistan should not be designated an “endless war” as the U.S. has been engaging in counter-terrorism security measures there, rather than combat-based strategies in recent years. 

“We’ve had about twenty-five hundred to three thousand troops there

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