In an obvious admission of messy exit from Afghanistan, General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff stated the “collapse” of the Afghan military, within the face of Taliban offensive, occurred at a a lot quicker price. The United States’ position in Afghanistan has come below scanner after the Taliban’s swift takeover of Kabul, following an offensive that noticed the fast fall of the US-trained Afghan military.
“The collapse of the Afghan army happened at a much faster rate and [was] very unexpected by pretty much everybody,” General Mark Milley informed Fox in an interview.
“And then with that is the collapse of the Afghan government.”As the US accomplished its withdrawal from Afghanistan, General Milley earlier had stated that he has “pain and anger” seeing what has occurred within the war-torn nation during the last 20 years.
He informed Fox News that one of many “lessons learned” from the US withdrawal from the war-ravaged nation was the pitfalls realised within the Afghan safety forces.
“The Army itself – the army and the police forces were a mirror image in many ways – and we created and developed forces that looked like Western forces,” Milley stated.
“I think one of the big lessons learned here is maybe those forces were not designed appropriately for the type of mission.”More than 25,000 Afghan refugees evacuated from Afghanistan are being housed in US army bases all over the world. Milley knowledgeable that the Ramstein base in Germany has already processed about 30,000 people.About 200 of the 30,000 Afghan refugees processed on the Ramstein base at the moment are below additional background checks, Gen Milley stated. “I think they’ve had a couple of hundred … who popped ‘red’,” Milley stated.
During his interview with Fox News, Milley additionally recognised the 13 US service members who had been killed throughout a suicide bombing in Kabul. Besides this, the highest US normal additionally predicted a civil conflict in Afghanistan in close to future. “My military estimate is…that the conditions are likely to develop of a civil war.”
(With inputs from ANI)
Latest India News