Gen. McKenzie confirms he'd recommended @POTUS keep 2,500 troops in Afghanistan. Also says he advised that pulling US troops would lead to collapse of Afghan forces and gov. @JimInhofe asks, and McKenzie confirms Biden got it. But Biden said otherwise. abcnews.go.com/Politics/full…
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I think biggest problem was the 💰 as even 1000 soldiers would have been sufficient for support.
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Clearly it wasn't sufficient. Because the last few years of only a couple thousand troops didn't stop the Taliban from retaking large swathes of land....soooo

3:09 PM · Sep 28, 2021

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The Taliban started winning territory when Trump started talking about us leaving soon. Afghans had to make a choice to save their families and themselves. The US could have arranged non US dependent contractors/trained Afghans in technology during the last few years. We didn't.
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But they wouldn't have been able to take major cities and the government at #Kabul.
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