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'Biden lied to the American people': Republican senators rage at president for 'ignoring' Generals Milley and McKenzie's advice to keep 2,500 troops in Afghanistan to avoid a Taliban takeover. Biden lied, people died.

  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Mark Milley said on Tuesday his assessment was that withdrawing U.S. troops would likely trigger the collapse of Kabul
  • He and Gen Frank McKenzie both said they believed 2500 troops would have prevented Taliban takeover 
  • Their evidence before the Senate Armed Services Committee triggered scrutiny of Biden's claims his advisers did not recommend leaving troops
  • Their appearance marked the first time Pentagon leaders have publicly testified since the U.S. completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan 
  • They were joined by Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin
  • They faced sharp questions about the chaotic pullout and whether they anticipated the Taliban's rapid takeover of the country


   

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