Name one target the "Taliban" have attacked "in America". I wrote "the Taliban", not Al Qaeda. There's a difference.
Our military and CIA have spent at least 17 years tagging and getting biometric data on most every male they encountered, just for future identification purposes, but this data base becomes less reliable over time as more males enter Afghanistan or are born there. So, limit travel entries to the USA to only known government individuals, no business or student citizens.
Then leave that crap-hole to all the tribes. warlords and con-men that reside there. The overall population has never recognized or accepted a "central government". The tribes don't recognize or honor provincial, let alone national, borders. It is the 21st Century for chrissakes. These cavemen need to be isolated and kept on ice until they show that they are capable of joining the human race.
Meanwhile, sorry "career general", you'll have to find another sandbox to make war in, for your "next star".
This has gone on far too long, for no good reason at all except to advance military careers and profit contractors.