Former US President Donald Trump issued a statement on Monday urging Washington to resort to military action in case the Taliban fails to return all of the military materiel they appropriated during the takeover of Afghanistan and beyond. the precipitous withdrawal of North American forces and their allies from the Central Asian country, reports the North American newspaper The Hill.
“Never in history has a withdrawal from war been as bad or incompetent as the withdrawal from Afghanistan by the Biden administration … All equipment must be demanded immediately returned to the United States. 85 billion dollars, “said the former president.
He suggested that if the military equipment is not returned, the United States “should come in with unequivocal military force and get it, or at least bomb it.”
Note that 100 to 200 Americans who want to return home are still in Afghanistan, after the US military has already withdrawn.
“We believe there are still a small number of Americans, less than 200 and probably closer to 100, who remain in Afghanistan and want to leave,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Monday evening, according to The Hill. . “We’re trying to figure out exactly how many.”
The head of US Central Command, General Frank McKenzie of the Marine Corps, told a press briefing Monday afternoon that the number of Americans still in Afghanistan who wish to leave is in the “very low hundreds” .
He added that on the last five flights from Kabul, no Americans have been evacuated, The Hill reported.
“We kept the option of bringing them in until immediately before the start, but we couldn’t get any Americans out,” he said. “None of them made it to the airport and could not be accommodated.”