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"So I think one big challenge is going to be the reemergence of Afghanistan as an issue. The Taliban have made major gains over the last year," Morell said. "I would expect similar gains going forward. They control more territory now than they have in a number of years. I think the debate on how many troops we keep in Afghanistan is going to reopen. General Campbell already last week said we need upwards of 10,000 troops, which is double the number the president is currently looking at."
"We didn't go after oil wells — actually hitting oil wells that ISIS controls because we didn't want to do environmental damage, and we didn't want to destroy that infrastructure," said former spy chief Michael Morell, using an acronym for the Islamic State.