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On Tuesday, September 28th, President Biden’s top military officials testified that they advised Biden against Afghanistan withdrawal. Top officials claimed to have recommended this before the start of evacuations.

During a Senate hearing on the evacuations, the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, General Mark Miley, told lawmakers he recommended keeping 2,500 troops in Afghanistan. This decision would have prolonged the war into three decades.

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“I won’t share my personal recommendation to the President, but I will give you my honest opinion. And my honest opinion and view shaped my recommendation,” General Milley stated. “And I recommended that we maintain 2,500 troops in Afghanistan.”

Alongside General Milley, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and head of U.S. Central Command, Marine General Kenneth McKenzie Jr., said they also advised Biden not to pull out troops and continue the war in Afghanistan.

“I was present when that discussion occurred, and I am confident that the president heard all the recommendations and listened to them very thoughtfully,” Marine General McKenzie said.

The testimonies from McKenzie and Milley contradict statements made by Biden in August. The President told ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos he could not “recall” any suggestions to keep troops in Afghanistan.

Before, the goal of allied forces was to develop a democratic Afghanistan government and military power in hopes that the US-supported government could survive on its own.

However, corruption was among Afghan government officials and military leaders. Most Afghan military and police forces surrendered their arms and allowed the Taliban to surmount with little to no fighting.

“In the end, we couldn’t provide them with a will to win,” Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told lawmakers.

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Top Military Officials Testify They Advised Biden Against Afghanistan Withdrawal

On Tuesday, September 28th, President Biden’s top military officials testified that they advised Biden against Afghanistan withdrawal. Top officials claimed to have recommended this before the start of evacuations.

During a Senate hearing on the evacuations, the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, General Mark Miley, told lawmakers he recommended keeping 2,500 troops in Afghanistan. This decision would have prolonged the war into three decades.

Top Military Officials Against Afghanistan Withdrawal

“I won’t share my personal recommendation to the President, but I will give you my honest opinion. And my honest opinion and view shaped my recommendation,” General Milley stated. “And I recommended that we maintain 2,500 troops in Afghanistan.”

Alongside General Milley, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and head of U.S. Central Command, Marine General Kenneth McKenzie Jr., said they also advised Biden not to pull out troops and continue the war in Afghanistan.

“I was present when that discussion occurred, and I am confident that the president heard all the recommendations and listened to them very thoughtfully,” Marine General McKenzie said.

The testimonies from McKenzie and Milley contradict statements made by Biden in August. The President told ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos he could not “recall” any suggestions to keep troops in Afghanistan.

Before, the goal of allied forces was to develop a democratic Afghanistan government and military power in hopes that the US-supported government could survive on its own.

However, corruption was among Afghan government officials and military leaders. Most Afghan military and police forces surrendered their arms and allowed the Taliban to surmount with little to no fighting.

“In the end, we couldn’t provide them with a will to win,” Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told lawmakers.

A Mission To Serve Our Heroes

If you or anyone you know served in the military, you may need help obtaining a fair disability rating and compensation. Contact Veteran Ratings. Veteran Ratings has a 95% chance of success in acquiring the rating and benefits you deserve.

Have a question? On the fence? Contact us for more information. We are here for you — we proudly serve those who served. Veterans are our only priority because they made this the land of the free through their bravery and sacrifice.

Get The Benefits You Deserve

contact one of our consultants today for a free evaluation of your VA claim

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James Cooper comes from a long line of Veterans and decided to enlist for the Marine Corps at the ripe age of 18-years-old following in his father's footsteps. Shortly after being medically discharged from the service, James decided to pursue a career in journalism. Having battled with the VA for years himself, he began to study the system and commit his career to help fellow disabled veterans.

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