US Armed Service Chief, General Milley and other top Generals have been telling multiple sources that the original withdrawal plan included leaving behind a contingent force, in other words, not really a withdrawal at all but a significant dial-down.

The fall of Kabul, the Generals appear to wish to have us believe, changed their minds and resulted in the more sudden withdrawal.

Military leaders wanted U.S. contingent force in Afghanistan; fall of Kabul led to full withdrawal

From www.washingtonpost.com
2021-09-28 19:33:20



In later questioning, Milley noted that the unanimous advice the generals gave Biden on Aug. 25 was motivated by the conviction that “the risk to mission and the risk to force and most importantly, the risk to American citizens who are remaining, that was going to go up, now down, on the first of September.”


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