U.S. generals only gave Biden unanimous consent to withdraw from Kabul 10 days after Afghan government fell
Top generals testify to Senate in contentious hearing.
U.S. military officials did not give President Biden a “unanimous” recommendation to leave Afghanistan until 10 days after the fall of its capital city of Kabul, Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Senate hearing on Tuesday, the Washington Post reports.
Milley and Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, commander of the U.S. Central Command, acknowledged that they had previously advised Biden not to withdraw all American troops ahead of the late-August evacuation. Also facing pointed questions from members of the Senate Armed Services Committee is Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.
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