Retired Officer Slams Austin, Top Generals for Not Standing Up to Biden

Retired Officer Slams Austin, Top Generals for Not Standing Up to Biden


Retired Marine Col. Andrew Milburn is not one to mince words.

President Joe Biden’s top military advisers should have predicted Afghanistan’s imminent collapse and then offered to resign if the commander in chief refused to revise his plans for what turned out to be a disastrous military withdrawal from the country, Milburn said.

Milburn is harshly critical of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Army Gen. Mark Mill, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Central Command head Marine Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, who oversaw the rapid exit of U.S. forces from Afghanistan followed by a hurried re-insertion of forces as withdrawal plans collapsed under the pressure of a Taliban sweep of the country.

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Thirteen members of the U.S. military were killed in the debacle.

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