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Is the Taliban a Cyber Threat to the West?

September 9, 2021

Two decades ago, the U.S. and its allies invaded Afghanistan as retribution for the 9/11 terrorist attacks carried out by the al-Qaeda terror group. The Taliban, who had harbored al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, was forced out of government. Now, 20 years later, the U.S. has left Afghanistan, and the Taliban has returned. U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin warned this week that the al-Qaeda extremist group may attempt to regenerate in Afghanistan following the botched American withdrawal that allowed the Taliban to regain control of the country.

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