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Nearly 90 former top military generals and naval admirals have signed onto a letter calling for the resignation of Joe Biden’s failed Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and his Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley over their failed leadership and disastrous advice concerning the withdrawal from Afghanistan.
In their letter, the high-ranking ex-officers have charged Biden’s military chiefs with “negligence in performing their duties primarily involving events surrounding the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan.”
“As principal military advisors to the CINC [Commander-in-Chief]/President, the SECDEF and CJCS should have recommended against this dangerous withdrawal in the strongest possible terms,” the letter exclaims. “If they did not do everything within their authority to stop the hasty withdrawal, they should resign. Conversely, if they did do everything within their ability to persuade the CINC/President to not hastily exit the country without ensuring the safety of our citizens and Afghans loyal to America, then they should have resigned in protest as a matter of conscience and public statement.”
The letter adds that the “hasty retreat” left billions of dollars in U.S. military hardware in the hands of a dangerous and brutal enemy.
“The consequences of this disaster are enormous and will reverberate for decades beginning with the safety of Americans and Afghans who are unable to move safely to evacuation points; therefore, being de facto hostages of the Taliban at this time. The death and torture of Afghans has already begun and will result in a human tragedy of major proportions,” the letter adds. “The damage to the reputation of the United States is indescribable. We are now seen, and will be seen for many years, as an unreliable partner in any multinational agreement or operation. Trust in the United States is irreparably damaged.”
The generals also charge Biden not just with emboldening the radical Taliban, but in giving relief to our enemies across the globe, including China, Russia, Pakistan, Iran, North Korea and others.
The letter also attacks the foolish “wokeness” that Biden has forced upon the military.
“In interviews, congressional testimony, and public statements it has become clear that top leaders in our military are placing mandatory emphasis on PC ‘wokeness’ related training which is extremely divisive and harmful to unit cohesion, readiness, and war fighting capability,” the letter says. “Our military exists to fight and win our Nation’s wars and that must be the sole focus of our top military leaders.”
“For these reasons we call on the SECDEF Austin and the CJCS General Milley to resign,” the letter concludes. “A fundamental principle in the military is holding those in charge responsible and accountable for their actions or inactions. There must be accountability at all levels for this tragic and avoidable debacle.”
The letter is signed by more than 85 former high-ranking officers.
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