Top generals testify before Congress on Afghanistan withdrawal, in 180 seconds

Prime generals testify earlier than Congress on Afghanistan withdrawal, in 180 seconds

1 00:00:00,640 –> 00:00:06,550 >> It was the most important Eric. Eric airlift performed in U.S. historical past. And it was executed in 2 00:00:06,550 –> 00:00:12,180 17 days. The truth that the Afghan military that we and our companions educated 3 00:00:12,180 –> 00:00:17,330 merely melted away in lots of circumstances with out firing a shot took us all abruptly. 4 00:00:17,330 –> 00:00:19,990 And it could be dishonest to say in any other case. 5 00:00:20,010 –> 00:00:25,440 >> The precise function of the October and January calls had been to generate struggle generated by 6 00:00:25,440 –> 00:00:30,720 regarding intelligence which induced us to consider the Chinese language had been frightened about an 7 00:00:30,720 –> 00:00:36,030 assault on them by america. I do know I 8 00:00:36,030 –> 00:00:41,760 am sure that President Trump didn’t intend to assault the Chinese language and 9 00:00:41,760 –> 00:00:47,820 it’s my directed duty. And it was my direct duty by the secretary to 10 00:00:47,820 –> 00:00:51,140 convey that intent to the Chinese language. 11 00:00:51,150 –> 00:00:57,480 >> Did you comply with the advice that Basic Miller had 12 00:00:57,480 –> 00:00:59,250 two weeks in the past. 13 00:00:59,250 –> 00:01:04,710 >> I advisable that we keep 2500 troops in Afghanistan. And I additionally advisable earlier 14 00:01:04,710 –> 00:01:10,440 within the fall of 2020 that we keep 4500 of that point. These had been my private views 15 00:01:10,440 –> 00:01:16,020 . I even have a view that the withdrawal of these forces would lead inevitably to the collapse of the Afghan 16 00:01:16,020 –> 00:01:19,280 navy forces and finally the Afghan authorities. 17 00:01:19,440 –> 00:01:24,870 >> Basic Milley sure or no to this. Did you speak to Bob Woodward or Robert 18 00:01:24,870 –> 00:01:30,570 Costa for his or her e-book. PERIL. Would cut back price or no. Did you speak to Carol Leonnig 19 00:01:30,570 –> 00:01:36,120 and Philip Rucker for his or her e-book alone. Can I repair it. Sure. Did you speak to Michael Bender 20 00:01:36,120 –> 00:01:41,640 for his e-book. The e-book is frankly we did win this election. The within story 21 00:01:41,640 –> 00:01:47,640 of how Trump misplaced. Sure sure. And had been you precisely represented in these books. 22 00:01:47,670 –> 00:01:52,860 >> I have not learn any of the books. President Biden final month in an interview with George Stephanopoulos mentioned 23 00:01:52,860 –> 00:01:58,290 that no navy chief suggested him to go away a small troop presence in 24 00:01:58,290 –> 00:02:06,270 Afghanistan. Is that true. Senator 25 00:02:06,270 –> 00:02:06,930 Cardin I. 26 00:02:07,770 –> 00:02:12,990 >> I consider that initially I do know the president to be an 27 00:02:12,990 –> 00:02:15,370 trustworthy and forthright man. 28 00:02:15,520 –> 00:02:20,800 >> And secondly it is a easy query Secretary Austin. He mentioned no senior navy chief advising lead 29 00:02:20,800 –> 00:02:26,370 a small troop presence behind. Is that true or not. Did these Officer and Basic Miller’s 30 00:02:26,370 –> 00:02:32,040 suggestions get to the president personally. Their enter was. Was obtained 31 00:02:32,040 –> 00:02:35,160 by the president and thought of by the president for certain. 32 00:02:35,820 –> 00:02:38,510 >> When it comes to what they particularly advisable senator. 33 00:02:38,520 –> 00:02:43,740 >> They only as they only mentioned that they are not going to supply what they 34 00:02:43,740 –> 00:02:45,130 advisable in convention. 35 00:02:45,150 –> 00:02:50,190 >> If all that is true Basic Milley why have not you resigned. Resigning is a extremely critical factor. It is a 36 00:02:50,190 –> 00:02:55,830 political act. If I am resigning in protest My job is to supply recommendation my statutory duties 37 00:02:55,830 –> 00:03:01,040 present authorized recommendation or finest navy recommendation to the president. And that is my authorized requirement. 38 00:03:01,040 –> 00:03:02,220 That is what the legislation is.

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