Pentagon Plans To Fight 'War on Terror' for Another 20 YearsSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 12:19
Pentagon Plans To Fight 'War on Terror' for Another 20 Years
Published time: May 16, 2013 21:32
Robert J. Fluegel
Even after cutting off the head of al-Qaeda, the United States Department of Defense doesn’t believe an end to the war on terror is in sight. On Thursday, one Pentagon official predicted the mission against al-Qaeda could continue for another two decades.
Speaking to the Senate Armed Services early Thursday, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations Michael Sheehan said the Pentagon has no plans to pull out of its almost 12-year-old war overseas.
When asked for his take on how long the war on terror could go on for, Sheehan told lawmakers, “At least 10 to 20 years.”