Sen. Marsha Blackburn , R-Tenn., suggested that the President Biden to withdraw US troops from the Afghanistan the last month have been in conflict with the advice given to it by its military commanders.
The Senate Armed Services Committee held a classified hearing with General Austin Miller on Tuesday afternoon Miller was the last commander of US forces in Afghanistan The hearing was the first in a series of hearings the committee is holding to investigate Biden's withdrawal from Afghanistan.
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"What we need to know is what advice did the army give to the president and his national security team, and has the president taken those steps, "Blackburn told Fox News. "Listening to General Miller, who was leading the command during the Bagram changeover, was helpful in starting to build that framework.
She added: "Obviously the president's decision was different from the advice given by his military commanders. "
Blackburn told Fox News that during the classified briefing, senators " learned of major inconsistencies between what the Biden administration has spoken publicly and the truth. "
" We know that this has been, has been and will continue to be the war on terror because of the decision taken by the Biden administration, "Blackburn said, adding that the extremist" ideology cNow in control of the nation-state of Afghanistan "under Taliban rule.
Blackburn told Fox News that in the coming weeks, The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold public meetings and classified hearings with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, and the commander of US Central Command, Gen. Kenneth McKenzie.
The Biden administration withdrew all US military assets from Afghanistan on August 31. National security officials said the mission there had shifted from a military mission to a diplomatic mission.