The top United States general in charge of military forces in Afghanistan up until July of this year says he opposed President Biden’s troop withdrawal plan and warned against intelligence suggesting the Afghan army could hold off the Taliban.
The Senate Armed Services Committee held a classified hearing with General Austin Miller on Tuesday afternoon.
Fox News reporter Jacqui Heinrich said that Miller, according to multiple sources at the hearing, “passed his recommendations through the chain of command.”
Those recommendations included the proposal “that the US should keep a level of troops on the ground … in order to maintain stability given the Taliban threat assessment.”
“Miller also said that he strongly dissented with the intel assessment that Afghanistan would fall to the Taliban between 1-3 years, saying he thought it would go much, much faster,” according to Heinrich.
He went on to state that “once his recommendation was turned down” he had to execute his orders regardless.
Miller also said that he strongly dissented with the intel assessment that Afghanistan would fall to the Taliban between 1-3 years, saying he thought it would go much, much faster.
Biden Was Getting Bad Intelligence on Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal
In addition to Miller’s insistence that Biden was getting bad intelligence regarding the Afghanistan troop withdrawal, Fox News reporter Jennifer Griffin was informed that he repeatedly warned the President about the situation and advised as to his recommendation.
“[Griffin] is told [General] Miller had the ability to present his views to Biden on drawdown as well as his [recommendation] to keep troops in Afghanistan – several times before drawdown,” Heinrich tweeted.
“His assessments were included in Chairman of Joint Chiefs to NSC during the Afghan review before POTUS made his decision.”
Also – @JenGriffinFNC is told Gen Miller had the ability to present his views to Biden on drawdown as well as his rec to keep troops in Afghanistan — several times before drawdown. His assessments were included in Chairman of Joint Chiefs presentations …
The troop withdrawal plan eventually settled on by President Biden was an unmitigated disaster, resulting in a terror attack that claimed the lives of 13 United States service members, left hundreds of Americans stranded, and led to a drone strike by American forces that likely killed a seemingly innocent aid worker and his family.
Sen. @RandPaul: “The guy the Biden administration droned: was he an aid worker or an ISIS-K operative?”
Sec. Blinken: “I don’t know because we’re reviewing it.”
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