Abu Dhabi February 9 2022: The US is watching Afghanistan very closely, General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Commander of the US Central Command (CENTCOM) said.
The US' concern related to Afghanistan is mostly the ability of Daesh Khorasan, a regional affiliate, and Al Qaeda to mount large attacks against the US and its allies. "That's what we're looking at when we look into Afghanistan. That's the principal concern that we have right now."
McKenzie was promoted to his current rank and assumed command of US Central Command in March 2019. In July 2017, he was named Director, Joint Staff. In October 2015, he was assigned to the Joint Staff to serve as Director, J-5, Strategic Plans and Policy, Joint Staff.
Earlier, he was promoted to lieutenant general and assumed command of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Central Command, in June 2014.