CENTCOM Chief: US Won’t Give Afghan Forces Air Support After Pullout | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

CENTCOM Chief: US Won’t Give Afghan Forces Air Support After Pullout

Gen. Frank McKenzie, the head of US Central Command, said that the US is not planning on giving the Afghan military air support after the withdrawal from Afghanistan is complete.

McKenzie’s comments appear to refute a report from The New York Times that said the Pentagon was considering authorizing airstrikes against the Taliban in support of the Afghan government after the pullout.

While McKenzie said the US is not planning to support Afghan forces with airstrikes, he left open the possibility of bombing Afghanistan if it can be framed as a “counterterrorism” operation.

“That would be the reason for any strikes that we do in Afghanistan after we leave, [it] would have to be that we’ve uncovered someone who wants to attack the homeland of the United States, one of our allies and partners,” he told Voice of America in an interview published on Monday.

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