Nearly 90 retired U.S. generals and admirals called on Monday for the resignation of Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Lloyd Austin, Secretary of Defense, for their actions during the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
In a statement, the military stressed that the consequences of these actions will have repercussions on American society for years to come. They also highlighted the loss of millions of dollars of equipment and weapons, which they claim will remain in the hands of the Taliban.
“Now our adversaries are emboldened to move against America due to the weakness displayed in Afghanistan. China benefits the most, followed by Russia, Pakistan, Iran, North Korea and others,” they said in the letter.
Warning from the generals and admirals
In this sense, they warned that terrorist groups have also gained strength and are a threat to the United States and its citizens. They insisted that a fundamental principle in the army is to be responsible and accountable, for this reason they ask for the resignation of Milley and Austin.
This Monday, the last U.S. aircraft left Afghan territory. The information was confirmed by General Kenneth McKenzie, during a press conference at the Pentagon this afternoon.
McKenzie also acknowledged that they were unable to get all the Americans out during the evacuation plan implemented by the White House before the date set by the Taliban for Tuesday.
According to the White House, Washington organized the evacuation of Afghanistan of more than 116,000 people since August 14, when it accelerated the exit efforts in the face of the Taliban breakthrough, according to EFE.