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Afghanistan/USA. US intel is now flying blind in Afghanistan (Jennifer Counter, Atlantic Council)

US intel is now flying blind in Afghanistan

President Joe Biden speaks at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence in McLean, VA, on July 27, 2021. Photo via REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein.

Reacting to the fall of Kabul earlier this month, President Joe Biden reassured Americans that US forces would continue neutralizing any threats from terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda and ISIS-K in Afghanistan. The key? Long-range intelligence collection, dubbed “over-the-horizon” intelligence, which the administration believes will be effective enough to keep tabs on terror groups and prevent attacks against the United States and its allies.

US intel is now flying blind in Afghanistan – Atlantic Council