White House Ignored Warnings Before Withdrawing From Afghanistan

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Newly Released Documents Show White House Ignored Commanders’ Warnings

According to an Army intelligence analysis, the White House and senior Pentagon personnel were unaware of how rapidly the Taliban took control of Afghanistan before removing troops.

The Washington Post reported that the White House and Pentagon leaders opposed military officials’ efforts to prepare for the departure of its embassy workers and Afghan partners weeks earlier.

Army Investigation

A 2,000-page Army investigation report obtained by The Washington Post through a Freedom of Information Act request details the daily life-or-death decisions made by U.S. soldiers and Marines sent to secure Hamid Karzai International Airport as thousands converged on the airport in a frantic bid to flee the country.

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Rebecca Horvath
Rebecca Horvath
Rebecca Horvath is an editor and writer for NRN. For nearly a decade, Horvath wrote a regular Community Voices column for the Johnson City Press, where she was known to ruffle a few feathers. In 2018, she began writing for the National Federation of Republican Women, interviewing and profiling candidates such as Sen. Martha McSally and Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith. Horvath also contributes to Net3d.home.blog.