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Biden ignored the advice of the military high command on the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan

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United States President Joe Biden ignored the advice of the military high command to withdraw troops from Afghanistan. The generals expressed fears that the withdrawal of the American army would negatively affect security in that country.


The Wall Street Journal reported about it, citing competent sources.

The publication claims that representatives of the American generals spoke out against the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, but Biden, after listening to these opinions, ignored them.

In particular, the generals advised not to withdraw the army: the head of the Committee of the Chiefs of Staff of the US Armed Forces Mark Millie, the head of CENTCOM Kenneth Mackenzie and the commander of the US military contingent and the North Atlantic Alliance in Afghanistan Scott Miller.

Even the United States Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin himself said that the period of fragile stability in Afghanistan could end immediately after the US military leaves the country.

Biden, after carefully listening to the representatives of the generals, acted in his own way and announced the unconditional and complete withdrawal of the army from May 1 to September 11 of this year. A similar decision was made by other NATO countries, whose military contingents are also deployed in Afghanistan.

Some US experts believe that the withdrawal of the American contingent from Afghanistan could lead to a strengthening of China's position in Central Asia.
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  1. Financier
    Financier April 18 2021 16: 36
    +33
    They are not worried about stability in Afghanistan. American generals are afraid of losing profits from drug trafficking from Afghanistan, not strengthening China, which has already launched its tentacles wherever possible.
    1. hirurg
      hirurg April 18 2021 16: 40
      +10
      They have an agreement with the Taliban on the withdrawal. And the deadlines are already running out.
      And Biden realizes that it can hurt.
    2. xorek
      xorek April 18 2021 16: 44
      0
      Quote: Financier
      They are not worried about stability in Afghanistan. Profit from drug trafficking from Afghanistan American generals are afraid of losing

      Well through Pakistan they will receive their interest negative ..The truth is that there is a risk that the Russians will walk over the plantations with Ruslans sprinkling with chemistry, as they have long offered them everything is safe, but the poppy will no longer grow and will lose its fence)))) ....
      This is where it will be interesting !!! The Taliban are not against it ..
    3. credo
      credo April 18 2021 17: 04
      +6
      Quote: Financier
      They are not worried about stability in Afghanistan. American generals are afraid of losing profits from drug trafficking from Afghanistan, not strengthening China, which has already launched its tentacles wherever possible.

      The generals, if they were a little smarter, should have long ago appointed the younger Biden (promoted) as some high-ranking official in Afghanistan, after he left Burisma in Ukraine.
      In the light of his latest revelations, set out in the print edition, he is in the right place in Afghanistan under the supervision of the American contingent, and his dad is a quiet old age in the presidential chair.
    4. dauria
      dauria April 18 2021 17: 46
      +3
      Profit from drug trafficking from Afghanistan American generals are afraid to lose

      this drug traffic was given to you .... This is an important strategic area.
      Airfields - everything that the Americans need there. Control over Iran, Pakistan and "our" Central Asia. If they leave, many will sigh. And the poppy will remain as it was. Even under the USSR, even under the United States, even earlier under the British. No country controlled the whole of Afghanistan. Even Kabul itself. This is a small business that the local princelings live on. Was and will be. It’s more expensive to climb into it. You’re tormenting everyone in a row to line up.
      1. Financier
        Financier April 19 2021 16: 44
        +5
        Quote: dauria
        this drug traffic was given to you

        I don’t. Just a little clarification, drug trafficking from Afghanistan increased precisely during the occupation of the country by the coalition.
        Quote: dauria
        This is a strategically important area.

        Yes, strategic, but only the Americans do not fully control the situation in the country. The Taliban are regaining their previously lost positions. If it were otherwise, the United States would not negotiate with them.
    5. Graduate student
      Graduate student April 22 2021 20: 29
      +5
      they just lost the war. but some of the capitol hawks are trying to continue the war to a "victorious end."
  2. SaLaR
    SaLaR April 18 2021 16: 36
    +8
    Well, I didn’t ... I didn’t ... crying
  3. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 April 18 2021 16: 39
    +3
    Muhammor with his life experience does not need the opinions of some generals! He is an American Napoleon in military affairs. Is China going to go to Afghanistan, maybe just Iran will manage.
  4. iouris
    iouris April 18 2021 16: 42
    +5
    Bidon's mission is to blow yourself up at the summit. And that's all. Further - at least the grass does not grow.
  5. knn54
    knn54 April 18 2021 16: 51
    +4
    Let's be frank, they leave with their tail between their legs.
    1. iouris
      iouris April 18 2021 16: 54
      +6
      To be objective, they promise to leave, but they do not leave.
  6. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt April 18 2021 16: 54
    +2
    -teyden, after carefully listening to the representatives of the generals, acted in his own way and announced the unconditional and complete withdrawal of the army in the period from May 1 to September 11 of this year. A similar decision was made by other NATO countries, whose military contingents are also deployed in Afghanistan.] [/ Quote
    ] it is strange that they are leaving Afgan.If he leaves, the PLA will come in.
    1. Doctor
      Doctor April 18 2021 18: 25
      -1
      strange that they are leaving Afgan. If he leaves, then the PLA will come in.

      Do they need it? laughing

  7. cniza
    cniza April 18 2021 17: 05
    +2
    Some US experts believe that the withdrawal of the American contingent from Afghanistan could lead to a strengthening of China's position in Central Asia.


    And who benefits from it?
  8. Thrifty
    Thrifty April 18 2021 17: 17
    +3
    As he will withdraw, he will bring him back, immediately after the Senate and Congress bark at him, so as not to fancy a president. ...
  9. Aleksandr123
    Aleksandr123 April 18 2021 17: 23
    +3
    Biden wants to repeat Trump's attempt when he tried to withdraw troops from Syria. Surely the result will be the same. Well, it can't be otherwise.
  10. rocket757
    rocket757 April 18 2021 17: 25
    +2
    United States President Joe Biden ignored the advice of the military high command to withdraw troops from Afghanistan. The generals expressed fears that the withdrawal of the American army would negatively affect security in this country.
    And the generals have there "white fluffy" interes ???
    Because to believe that they are concerned about the fate of the dermocracy in Afghanistan, somehow they cannot believe it AT ALL!
  11. Suraikin.Aleksandr
    Suraikin.Aleksandr April 18 2021 19: 52
    0
    In my opinion, you overestimate the influence of Pakistani intelligence on the Taliban. The conflict in Waziristan, in the northern region of Pakistan where the Taliban proclaimed the Islamic Emirate of Waziristan, has not been canceled. The central Pakistani government has been fighting the Taliban there for 14 years.
    And the Americans and the Chinese, well, they lived quite well for themselves when the Taliban ruled Afghanistan and they will feel quite good regardless of what is happening in Afghanistan.
    Most likely, ours will enter Afghanistan with a limited contingent to support the official Afghan government, especially if, in addition to the interest in the field of national security, there is also a financial interest!
    1. Richard
      Richard April 18 2021 20: 43
      +5
      Most likely, our limited contingent will enter Afghanistan to support the official Afghan government

      Our? belay
      Proceeding from the fact that the Russian Federation does not have a common border with Afghanistan, a reasonable question arises - who are ours?
      Chinese? Hindus? Pakistanis? Iranians? Turkmen? Uzbeks? Tajiks?
      1. Suraikin.Aleksandr
        Suraikin.Aleksandr April 18 2021 23: 37
        -1
        And Syria and the Central African Republic apparently have a common border?
        What are Russia's national interests in Afghanistan? This is to prevent the resurgence of the Taliban as it existed before the US invasion. When the Taliban supported Islamic terrorists of all stripes with money and weapons, including Chechen fighters. In Afghanistan, controlled by the Taliban, volunteers were concentrated in jihadist groups and received training and combat experience in the Taliban units.
        At one time, the Taliban was the main destabilizing factor and military threat to all of Central Asia, the Russian North Caucasus and the Volga region.
  12. Metallurg_2
    Metallurg_2 April 18 2021 20: 14
    0
    Probably the generals are right in something: when our people left Afgan, a mess immediately began there.
    And what do you want from a country that was pulled out of the early feudal system and immediately began to build socialism, bypassing capitalism.
  13. spotlight
    spotlight April 18 2021 22: 12
    +1
    - Mr. President, you have been sent advice
    - Tips, again these Tips, damn them
  14. Prisoner
    Prisoner April 19 2021 07: 23
    +1
    "The generals expressed fears that the withdrawal of the American army would negatively affect security in this country ..." (c) Wah, what a sweetheart!
    1. Kuzmitsky
      April 19 2021 18: 47
      +1
      What kind of sincere generals are there in this America :)
      1. Prisoner
        Prisoner April 19 2021 18: 48
        +1
        laughing And don't say. Caring-ee-ee!
  15. Peaceful SEO
    Peaceful SEO April 19 2021 10: 53
    +1
    Oh, the American citizens will raise their grandfather on a pitchfork when the price goes up
  16. abrakadabre
    abrakadabre April 19 2021 21: 47
    +1
    Lloyd Austin said the period of fragile stability in Afghanistan could end immediately
    Hahaha ... Stability ... This is a period of fragile instability. Which will immediately turn into mother's instability. After which, with a high degree of probability, complete obscurantist stability will come.