Nicholson: Failure in Afghanistan Will Invite Terror Attacks on our Homelands
NATO has to win the war against the insurgents in Afghanistan, the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan (RS) said on Saturday at a gathering in Kabul held to mark the sacrifices by Afghan and foreign soldiers. General John Nicholson, commander-in-chief of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, said that it is imperative for NATO to win the war against the insurgents in Afghanistan because failure in Afghanistan will embolden extremist groups in the West. “Failure will embolden terrorists and jihadists globally to include those already inside our own countries. That is why we are here and that is why we must win,” Nicholson said. As US President Donald Trump is set to unveil his new military policy in Afghanistan, Nicholson said that they should and will defeat the insurgents to safeguard their own homeland. Meanwhile Afghan President Ashraf Ghani also admired the bravery of the Afghan forces in defending their homeland. “I thank our new generation, for their bravery and sacrifices they make in the Afghanistan’s defense and security forces,” Ghani said.