It didn’t work in Viet Nam….
It didn’t work in Iraq…..
It won’t work in Afghanistan either…..
Marine Gen. Kenneth “Frank” McKenzie, head of U.S. Central Command, who assumed responsibility for U.S. operations in Afghanistan this month, told reporters Sunday that the number of airstrikes have increased as the Taliban takes more territory….
McKenzie reiterated that U.S. airstrikes in support of Afghan forces will cease Aug. 31, when President Biden has said the mission will end and the U.S. withdrawal will be complete. The main focus afterward will be logistical support through contractors, such as maintenance for Afghan aircraft. Some of them will be airlifted to another country, repaired and flown back to Afghanistan, McKenzie said….
But McKenzie stopped short of saying he was certain the United States would not strike Taliban targets in support of embattled Afghan troops. There will be a high bar for airstrikes after the deadline, he has said: militants planning terrorist attacks on the U.S. homeland or against allies…..
President Biden’s rush order to depart the country is making everyone involved play catch-up while the Taliban pushes towards Kandahar….