‘Welcome ISIS 3.0’: McCain, Waltz Roast Biden’s Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan as Taliban Surges

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The Biden administration is in hot water following the US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, which prompted a swift surge of the Taliban in the country. As the militants are said to have 90% of the country’s territory under its control, Biden moved to increase the US troop deployment to some 5,000 to assist in the evacuation of American personnel.

With the Taliban* advancing through Afghanistan and capturing more provincial cities every day, the Biden administration faces an intense backlash over the way the withdrawal campaign has been carried out, with some suggesting that the withdrawal could be the beginning of “ISIS* 3.0” or “Al Qaeda* 3.0” in Afghanistan.

Meghan McCain, the daughter of late US Senator John McCain, pondered how her father would react to Biden’s policies in the region.

She also said the Afghanistan pullout and the end of the US war in the nation “is an absolutely shameful moment for our country”, slamming the administration for its decisions.

Representative Michael Waltz voiced similar concerns when speaking to Fox News’ Sean Hannity.

​Taliban Surge in Afghanistan

Concerns about Afghanistan becoming a haven for terrorists emerged as the Afghan government now reportedly only control the capital city, Kabul, and Jalalabad, the capital of the eastern province of Nangarhar. The Taliban has reportedly claimed control over 90% of the country’s territory.

The group’s advance in Afghanistan began shortly after the United States…

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