In a letter to the US Congress, President Joe Biden said that US forces stationed in the region are ready to respond to "possible threats" arising from Afghanistan.
He said that the US military personnel remain postured outside Afghanistan to address threats to the United States “homeland and United States interests that may arise from inside Afghanistan.”
However, Biden did not give details about where the American forces are stationed.
So far, the Islamic Emirate has not reacted to this comment, but has previously said that Afghanistan's soil is not a threat to any country.
“The Islamic Emirate has taken serious steps against every element causing insecurity in Afghanistan. It has taken an effective stance. So Afghanistan is not insecure,”
Zabiullah Mujahid, Islamic Emirate’s spokesman, previously said.
Asadullah Nadim, military analyst, said that the networks which are active in Afghanistan don’t have the capacity to attack the US.
“The networks that are active in Afghanistan including the Taliban don’t have the ability to attack the US and its allies and even the neighboring countries,” he said.
“The US is concerned that Daesh or al-Qaeda will come under Russia’s control and get access to the modern weapons that can cause problems for the US,” said Sarwar Niazai, political analyst.
On November 30, the US State Department released a report dated April 2023 that focused on terrorism in 2022 and which claimed that Al-Qaeda, Daesh and other regional terrorist groups remained active in Afghanistan.