Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., recommended that President Biden‘s resolution to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan final month conflicted with the recommendation given to him by his navy commanders.
The Senate Armed Providers Committee held a labeled listening to with Gen. Austin Miller on Tuesday afternoon. Miller was the final commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. The listening to was the primary of a sequence of hearings the committee is holding to analyze Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan.
“What we have to know is what recommendation did the navy give the president and his nationwide safety crew, and did the president take these actions,” Blackburn advised Fox Information. “Listening to from Gen. Miller, who was the command lead by way of the turning over of Bagram, was useful for us to start to construct that framework.”
She added: “It’s obvious that the choice that was made by the president was totally different than the recommendation given by his navy commanders.”
Blackburn advised Fox Information that, throughout the labeled briefing, senators “realized of main inconsistencies between what the Biden administration has mentioned publicly and the reality.”
“We all know that this was, has been, and can proceed to be the warfare on terror due to the choice the Biden administration made,” Blackburn mentioned, including that the extremist “ideology now controls the nation state of Afghanistan” below the Taliban rule.
Blackburn advised Fox Information that within the coming weeks, the Senate Armed Providers Committee will likely be holding each public and labeled hearings with Protection Secretary Lloyd Austin, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Workers Gen. Mark Milley, and Commander of U.S. Central Command Gen. Kenneth McKenzie.
The Biden administration withdrew all U.S. navy belongings from Afghanistan on Aug. 31. Nationwide safety officers have mentioned the mission there has shifted from a navy one, to a diplomatic mission.