Washington. It has been almost a year since the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. Since then, US presidents, administrators and intelligence agencies have spoken less about terrorism. Meanwhile, a year after the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, the US intelligence agency CIA held a meeting in which a senior official said that although al-Qaeda and other radical terrorist groups would remain a priority for the CIA, most of the agency’s funding and resources will be used to deal with China. The official added that even after the death of al-Qaeda chief al-Zawahiri, terrorism will remain a priority for the CIA. The CIA has not changed its views in dealing with terrorism.
Over the past year, President Joe Biden has placed greater emphasis on tackling the political, economic and military threats posed by China and Russia. He said a lot about terrorism. This is the reason why many senior officials working on terrorism in the CIA have been appointed to various positions to deal with China. Many officers are being given important new responsibilities. The way the CIA officers have met and the developments are visible, it is clear that America will have to deal with both terrorism and China together.
Tension between China and America has increased after Nancy Pelosi’s recent visit to Taiwan. China has threatened to end all relations with America. The US has long been concerned about China’s growing political and economic ambitions. China has reportedly tried to influence elections in other countries. It has launched espionage operations in the cyber and corporate sectors and detained millions of minority Uighurs. Some experts also believe that in the coming years, China will try to take the self-governing democratic island of Taiwan by force.
tags: america, China, CIA
First Published: Aug 09, 2022, 10:01 IST