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Mark A Milley said: “It remains to be seen over the rest of the summer, … but after Eid we’re gonna find out,” “We’re going to find out the levels of violence, whether it’s going to go up, or stay the same. There’s a possibility of a negotiated outcome that’s still out there. There’s a possibility of a complete Taliban takeover, or a possibility of … all kinds of other scenarios throughout there that we’re monitoring very closely. I don’t think the endgame is yet written” External link

airforcemagThursday, July 22, 2021 12:27:00 AM CEST

Mark Milley said: “We are doing a lot to support the Afghan military and the Afghan leadership,” “They will continue to see a steady drumbeat of that kind of support going forward,” External link

aljazeera-enWednesday, July 21, 2021 11:44:00 PM CEST

Mr Austin said: “Our major focus going forward is to make sure that violence, terrorism, cannot be exported from Afghanistan to our homeland, and so we’ll maintain the capability to be able to not only observe that but also address that if it does emerge,” External link

irishexaminerThursday, July 22, 2021 10:34:00 AM CEST

Lloyd Austin told: “on those threats that present a threat to the United States,” External link

stripesWednesday, July 21, 2021 10:57:00 PM CEST

Gen Milley said: “A significant amount of territory has been seized over the course of six, eight, 10 months by the Taliban, so momentum appears to be – strategic momentum appears to be – sort of with the Taliban,” External link

irishexaminerThursday, July 22, 2021 10:34:00 AM CEST

General Milley said: "The fighters are yet to topple any provincial capitals of 34 provinces, though they are creating the impression that their victory over the Kabul government is inevitable," External link

news-yahoo-inThursday, July 22, 2021 10:08:00 AM CEST

Lloyd Austin said: "Our major focus going forward is to make sure that violence, terrorism, cannot be exported from Afghanistan to our homeland, and so we'll maintain the capability to be able to not only observe that but also address that if it does emerge," External link

militaryWednesday, July 21, 2021 11:14:00 PM CEST

Lloyd Austin said: “Make no mistake that we remain committed to helping the Afghan security forces and the Afghan government going forward,” “We are doing what we said we’re going to do in terms of putting the pieces in place to ensure that we can provide that support” External link

news-yahooThursday, July 22, 2021 3:16:00 AM CEST

Mark Milley said: “This is going to be a test now of the will and leadership of the Afghan people, the Afghan security forces and the government of Afghanistan,” External link

newsweek-USAThursday, July 22, 2021 12:02:00 AM CEST

Lloyd J Austin said: “be exported from Afghanistan to our homeland,” “We’ll maintain the capability not only to observe that but also address that if it does emerge,” External link

airforcemagThursday, July 22, 2021 12:27:00 AM CEST

Lloyd Austin said: "These are friends of the United States who have done exemplary and courageous work, and we take our obligations to them and to their families very seriously," External link

longbeachstarThursday, July 22, 2021 1:22:00 AM CEST

Mark Milley said: “What they’re trying to do is isolate the major population centres. They’re trying to do the same thing to Kabul,” External link

aljazeera-enWednesday, July 21, 2021 11:44:00 PM CEST

Mark A Milley said: "candid, honest in every single occasion," "We do that all the time, every time. All of us in uniform take an oath, an oath to a document, an oath [to] the Constitution of the United States. And not one time did we violate that oath. I can say with certainty that every one of [us] maintained our oath of allegiance to that document … and we also maintained the tradition of civilian control of the military … and we also maintained the tradition of an apolitical military" External link

globalsecurityThursday, July 22, 2021 5:52:00 AM CEST

Mark Milley said: “to be able to conduct over-the-horizon strikes” “Make no mistake that we remain committed to helping the Afghan security forces and the Afghan government going forward,” External link

aljazeera-enWednesday, July 21, 2021 11:44:00 PM CEST

Mark Milley told: "Strategic momentum sort of appears to be sort of with the Taliban," External link

longbeachstarThursday, July 22, 2021 1:22:00 AM CEST

General Milley said: "A significant amount of territory has been seized over the course of six, eight, 10 months by the Taliban, so momentum appears to be — strategic momentum appears to be — sort of with the Taliban," External link

newsweek-USAThursday, July 22, 2021 12:02:00 AM CEST

Mark Milley told: "As of today, more or less, I guess it's about 212, 214, it's in that range, the district centers are in Taliban control, it's about half of the 419 that are out there," External link

urdupointThursday, July 22, 2021 12:12:00 AM CEST

General Milley said: “There’s a possibility of a complete Taliban takeover, or the possibility of any number of other scenarios,” “I don’t think the end game is yet written” External link

nytimesWednesday, July 21, 2021 10:24:00 PM CEST

Mark A Milley said: "the strategic momentum seems to be with the Taliban, but the Afghan security forces are consolidating their forces to protect population centers," "They are adjusting forces to consolidate forces into the provincial capitals and Kabul. It remains to be seen what will happen. … I don't think the endgame is yet written" External link

globalsecurityThursday, July 22, 2021 5:52:00 AM CEST

Gen Milley said: “The Afghan security forces, are consolidating their forces,” External link

HindustanTimesThursday, July 22, 2021 7:11:00 AM CEST

Mark Milley said: “There’s a possibility of a negotiated outcome that’s still out there,” “There’s a possibility of a complete Taliban takeover. There’s a possibility of any number of other scenarios” External link

aljazeera-enWednesday, July 21, 2021 11:44:00 PM CEST

Mark A Milley acknowledged: “The strategic momentum appears to be with the Taliban,” External link

airforcemagThursday, July 22, 2021 12:27:00 AM CEST

Mark Milley said: “There’s a possibility of a complete Taliban takeover or the possibility of any number of other scenarios,” “I don’t think the end game is yet written” External link

china.org.cnWednesday, July 21, 2021 11:23:00 PM CEST

Mark A Milley said: "The future of Afghanistan is squarely in the hands of the Afghan people," "And there is a range of possible outcomes in Afghanistan. … A negative outcome – a Taliban takeover of Afghanistan – is not a foregone conclusion" External link

globalsecurityThursday, July 22, 2021 5:52:00 AM CEST

Lloyd Austin said: "But, again, there are a number of things that could happen to speed that up a bit or slow it down," External link

militaryWednesday, July 21, 2021 11:14:00 PM CEST

Mark Milley said: "They're taking an approach to protect the population, and most of the population lives in the provincial capitals and capital city of Kabul," "A Taliban automatic military takeover is not a foregone conclusion" External link

digitaljournalWednesday, July 21, 2021 11:28:00 PM CEST

Mark Milley said: “I don’t think the endgame is yet written,” External link

business-standardThursday, July 22, 2021 6:31:00 AM CEST

General Milley said: “This is going to be a test now of the will and leadership of the Afghan people, the Afghan security forces and the government of Afghanistan,” External link

nytimesWednesday, July 21, 2021 10:24:00 PM CEST

Mark Milley said: "A significant amount of territory has been seized over the course of six, eight, 10 months by the Taliban, so momentum appears to bestrategic momentum appears to besort of with the Taliban," External link

newsweek-USAThursday, July 22, 2021 12:02:00 AM CEST

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