The United States “cannot win militarily” in Afghanistan, General Austin Scott Miller, the top US commander in the war-torn country, has conceded in a recent interview.
The United States — under Republican George W. Bush’s presidency — and its allies invaded Afghanistan on October 7, 2001 as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban regime from power, but after more than 17 years, the foreign troops are still deployed to the country because the US has failed to defeat Taliban militants.
General Austin Scott Miller made the shocking assessment about the US-led military offensive in Afghanistan in an exclusive interview with NBC News, saying that the Afghan war cannot be won militarily and peace will only be achieved through direct engagement and negotiations with the Taliban.
“This is not going to be won militarily,” Miller told the American broadcaster. “This is going to a political…