Afghan forces could face ‘bad possible outcomes’ from US withdrawal: top general

Afghan forces could face ‘bad possible outcomes’ from US withdrawal: top general


Afghanistan-backed military forces face the potential for “bad possible outcomes” after the United States begins its final troop withdrawal from the nation, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff warned.

Speaking to Associated Press and CNN reporters Saturday while flying from Hawaii to Washington, DC, Gen. Mark Milley made the remarks while explaining how Afghan forces planned to operate without US military personnel in the area.

The Afghan military, as well as other law enforcement entities in the area, are “reasonably well equipped, reasonably well trained, reasonably well led,” the Joint Chiefs chairman noted.

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“The Afghan army, do they stay together and remain a cohesive fighting force or do they fall apart? I think there’s a range of scenarios here, a range of outcomes, a range of possibilities,” he went on to say.

“On the one hand, you get some really dramatic, bad possible outcomes. On the other hand, you get a military that stays together and

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