Austin: Milley sought 'clarification' from Russian counterpart on offer for assistance

Austin: Milley sought ‘clarification’ from Russian counterpart on supply for help

1 00:00:01,010 –> 00:00:06,560 >> Secretary Austin it is being reported proper now that the Biden administration reached 2 00:00:06,560 –> 00:00:12,260 out to Russia about utilizing Russian bases within the Central Asian nations 3 00:00:12,260 –> 00:00:17,870 bordering Afghanistan to the north or strike property to fly out 4 00:00:17,870 –> 00:00:24,020 of for the over the horizon counterterrorism missions. 5 00:00:24,020 –> 00:00:25,120 Is that true. 6 00:00:27,630 –> 00:00:33,570 >> Senator. This is a matter that I imagine got here up. Throughout 7 00:00:33,570 –> 00:00:39,580 a dialog that the president had with President Putin the place President Putin provided to eight 00:00:39,580 –> 00:00:44,320 supply to supply help however have. 9 00:00:44,460 –> 00:00:49,200 >> However have you ever reached out to the Russians asking particularly to make use of bases. 10 00:00:49,200 –> 00:00:54,690 >> Basic Milley only in the near past had a dialog along with his Russian type of the studies. So the studies are 11 00:00:54,690 –> 00:00:57,610 true which were popping out as we speak. 12 00:00:57,660 –> 00:01:02,730 >> I can guarantee you that that you understand we aren’t looking for Russia’s permission to do something. 13 00:01:02,730 –> 00:01:08,010 However I imagine on the whole we are able to communicate for himself and I imagine that 14 00:01:08,010 –> 00:01:11,220 he requested for clarification on what that what that provide was. 15 00:01:11,250 –> 00:01:17,250 >> I’ve quite a few questions which I will must get to with Basic Mackenzie about 16 00:01:17,250 –> 00:01:22,770 over the horizon and the capabilities as we glance to the longer term and what’s obtainable there 17 00:01:22,770 –> 00:01:28,200 . However I feel it is what we’re seeing within the studies as we speak about 18 00:01:28,200 –> 00:01:33,420 asking to make use of Russian bases. That is simply one other instance that we see of 19 00:01:33,420 –> 00:01:38,880 the Biden administration. They’ve they’ve actually left us in a horrible place that now we have 20 00:01:38,880 –> 00:01:44,490 to ask the Russians to have the ability to defend the USA 21 00:01:44,490 –> 00:01:45,660 from terrorists. 22 00:01:45,660 –> 00:01:51,240 >> And now we have to ask them to make use of their installations. And I might simply merely re-emphasize Senator 23 00:01:51,240 –> 00:01:56,890 that we’re not asking the Russians for something however you are negotiating attempting to get these bases to 24 00:01:56,890 –> 00:02:02,800 be capable to use their installations as a result of Afghanistan is a landlocked nation. 25 00:02:02,800 –> 00:02:08,140 And when now we have explanations from the navy they usually give examples for 26 00:02:08,140 –> 00:02:14,080 over the horizon and use international locations like Yemen and Libya and Somalia 27 00:02:14,080 –> 00:02:19,360 that doesn’t think about that Afghanistan is landlocked and we 28 00:02:19,360 –> 00:02:23,320 should rely on Pakistan to provide us air house to get there. 29 00:02:23,320 –> 00:02:24,370 >> Thanks Mr. Chairman.

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