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I know, I am certain, President Trump did not intend on attacking the Chinese and it is my directed responsibility to convey presidential orders and intent, Milley told the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Those kids there at Abbey Gate, they don’t get a choice to resign,” Milley said, referring to the 13 American service members who died during the evacuation from Kabul in late August when an ISIS-K suicide bomber detonated an explosive vest. “They can't resign so I'm not going to resign. There's no way.” MOST READ House Appropriations Chair Rosa DeLauro fields questions about the politics of the federal debt in front of the House Rules Committee. Democrats back off debt fight to stop shutdown Top generals contradict Biden, say they urged him not to withdraw from Afghanistan Biden opposes changing Senate rules to raise debt limit ‘As adults, we failed’: New Jersey’s school bus driver shortage grows ‘dire’ Progressives dig in as Pelosi tries to save key vote
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I just want to be clear – we’re talking about two different missions, the retrograde of troops … that is complete by mid-July, and that was done, actually, without any significant incident. And that’s the handover of 11 bases, the bringing out of a lot of equipment … that was done under the command of Gen. Miller.
Senator, as a senior military officer, resigning is a really serious thing – it's a political act – if I'm resigning in protest, my job is to provide advice – my statutory responsibility is to provide legal advice or best military advice to the president, and that's my legal requirement. That's what the law is.
In a dynamic high threat environment, the commanders on the ground had appropriate authority and had reasonable certainty that the target was valid but after deeper post strike analysis our conclusion is that innocent civilians were killed, this is a horrible tragedy of war and it’s heart wrenching and we are committed to being fully transparent about this incident.
In a dynamic high threat environment, the commanders on the ground had appropriate authority and had reasonable certainty that the target was valid but after deeper post strike analysis our conclusion is that innocent civilians were killed, this is a horrible tragedy of war and it's heart-wrenching and we are committed to being fully transparent about this incident.
We prevented the United States of America from ever being attacked again. There's a lot of conflicted feelings out there, and I'm included in that. A lot of conflicted feelings with pain and anger, we all have it, every one of us that served there has that, i want everyone out there to know that the pain, the anger, the frustration, the conflicted feelings are real and I know that and I share them. I also want you to know it wasn't in vain, your service mattered and if you wore a uniform your service mattered.
These have been incredibly emotional and trying days and indeed years. We are all conflicted with feelings of pain and anger, sorrow and sadness combined with pride and resilience, there are no words I or the secretary or the president or anyone else will ever do to bring the dead back. But we can always honor them.
Right now there are troops at-risk. We are the United States military, and we will successfully evacuate all American citizens who want to get out of Afghanistan, they are our priority #1. In addition, we intend to evacuate those who have been supporting us for years, and we are not going to leave them behind. And we will get as many out as possible.
Our major focus going forward is to make sure that violence, terrorism, cannot be exported from Afghanistan to our homeland, and so we’ll maintain the capability to be able to not only observe that but also address that if it does emerge, we expect for them to meet that commitment. If they want legitimacy going forward, I think that’s something they’ll have to consider. That’s one way to earn it, so we’ll see what happens.
I've read Mao Zedong, I've read Karl Marx, I've read Lenin. That doesn't make me a communist, so what is wrong with understanding, having some situational understanding about the country for which we are here to defend? And I personally find it offensive that we are accusing the United States military, our general officers, our commissioned, non-commissioned officers of being, quote, ‘woke’ or something else, because we're studying some theories that are out there.
We have pretty good confidence who did this. We were able to capture the truck, it was a modified truck with tubes, rocket tubes on the back, Iraqi Security Forces did a good job in helping secure that truck. We have good indications based on forensics where it was fired from, who did the firing and so on and so forth.
We have pretty good confidence who did this. We were able to capture the truck, it was a modified truck with tubes, rocket tubes on the back, the Iraqi security forces did a good job in helping secure that truck. We have good indications based on forensics where it was fired from, who did the firing and so on and so forth.