America’s credibility on the world stage is “damaged” due to the deadly Afghan evacuation, Gen. Mark Milley testified during the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday. But Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin disagreed with Milley, claiming America’s credibility “remains solid.”
“I think ‘damaged’ is one word that could be used, yes,” Milley said, when asked if America’s credibility is damaged.
But in the same hearing, Austin gave a different answer. “I think our credibility remains solid,” said Austin when he was asked a similar question.
The contrast in answers seems to indicate that Milley is alienated from President Biden and his administration, which includes Austin.
Austin also threw Milley under the bus by suggesting military leaders were surprised how fast the Taliban took over Afghanistan.