Tuesday, both U.S. Central Command General, Frank McKenzie, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General, Mark Milley, sat before the Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing... and some troubling news has come out about current U.S. President, Joe Biden.
Let us take you back - Back in August of this year, Joe Biden sat down for an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos discussing Biden's decision to remove 2,500 troops from Afghanistan. He had mentioned that the decision was unanimous and nobody advised him contrary about removing the troops:
STEPHANOPOULOS: But your top military advisors warned against withdrawing on this timeline. They wanted you to keep about 2,500 troops.
BIDEN: No, they didn’t. It was split. Tha– that wasn’t true. That wasn’t true.
STEPHANOPOULOS: They didn’t tell you that they wanted troops to stay?
BIDEN: No. Not at — not in terms of whether we were going to get out in a timeframe all troops. They didn’t argue against that.
STEPHANOPOULOS: So no one told — your military advisors did not tell you, “No, we should just keep 2,500 troops. It’s been a stable situation for the last several years. We can do that. We can continue to do that”?
BIDEN: No. No one said that to me that I can recall.
Today before the Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing and refuted what Biden said in this interview. United States Central Command General, Frank McKenzie and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General, Mark Milley both discussed recommending that Biden keep the 2,500 troops in Afghanistan and if withdrawal took place, there could be serious repercussions that could lead to the collapse of Aghan forces and the government - which ultimately ended up taking place when the troops were removed from Afghanistan.
Both McKenzie and Milley suggested that if troops needed to be removed, that the United States maintain a small footprint in Afghanistan until the Taliban would comply with conditions that followed the withdrawal.
While the Senate Armed Services Committee questioned Milley, they asked why he had not resigned when his guidance was ignored by the President. Milley would respond:
“It would be an incredible act of political defiance for a commissioned officer to just resign because my advice is not taken,” Milley stated. He continued - “..The principle of civilian control of the military is absolute, it’s critical to this republic.”
This is definitely concerning and raises a lot of questions in regards to the President of the United States. What are your thoughts on this situation?
This story is still developing.