WashPost: General Wary of US Afghanistan Withdrawal

The top U.S. general in Afghanistan during the U.S. military’s 2021 withdrawal reportedly warned Washington repeatedly that security would get “very bad, very fast” after troops departed.

Despite the concern, the Biden administration kept its embassy open with only nominal protection, retired Gen. Austin Scott Miller told lawmakers, the Washington Post reported.

In closed-door testimony last month before the GOP-led House Foreign Affairs Committee, Miller recounted that as his tour was nearing its end in July 2021, he was so troubled by the administration’s “lack of understanding of the risk,” that he privately warned a Marine Corps commander to prepare for “really adverse conditions” amid the withdrawal, the Washington Post reported.

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