President Joe Biden’s top military officials contradicted him in a Senate hearing where they testified that they had recommended he keep at least 2,500 troops in Afghanistan. Though Biden had said his military leaders had never advised him to maintain a troop presence in the country, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told lawmakers that their advice was “received” by the president.
Austin, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley, and U.S. Central Commander Gen. Frank McKenzie appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday for the first time since Biden’s chaotic and widely panned withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Answering questions from senators, Milley and McKenzie each testified that they had recommended that Biden keep 2,500 troops stationed in Afghanistan prior to withdrawal.
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