Top Generals: We Should Have Stayed in Afghanistan

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The National Interest—Trevor Filseth Afghanistan, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin added that the large-scale desertion and surrender of the Afghan security forces—who on paper enjoyed a four-to-one numerical advantage over the Taliban—had taken the Pentagon, which was responsible for training and equipping Afghan troops, by surprise. He also warned that Afghanistan appeared to be on the cusp of further conflict. Top military officials claimed in testimony before Congress on Tuesday that they had advocated for...

Top generals: Terrorists could take root in Afghanistan in less than a year. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told lawmakers Wednesday that terrorist organizations could regain footing in Afghanistan in as soon as six months leaving some lawmakers concerned that the war there is not over. The remarks by Gen. Mark Milley came amid two consecutive days of contentious testimony