The fall of Afghanistan had many Republicans within congress asking exactly how much weaponry was left behind. The answer in all probably will not come voluntarily from the White House. It will likely be like pulling teeth from the intensely embarrassed and cowering administration. House Republicans on the Armed Services Committee are considering legislation that would force the administration to reveal how much weaponry and equipment was left behind for the taking by the Taliban.
According to the Daily Caller News Foundation, the GOP will introduce early next month a bill during the full committee markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Armed Services Ranking Member Mike Rogers during a Q and A session with the Daily Caller said, “The Biden-Harris administration has failed to provide an accounting of U.S. equipment now in the hands of the Taliban.”
Taliban collecting weapons found in an abandoned American base in Afghanistan. Wow pic.twitter.com/wDTtDX7ZSQ— Ted Buddy (@TedBuddy8) August 16, 2021
Adding, “Republican Members on the Armed Services Committee demand to know this information and we plan to offer legislation at our markup to require the Biden-Harris administration to detail what they have lost to the Taliban.”
However House Republicans weren’t the only ones outraged by the administration’s mishandling of sensitive military high-tech equipment falling into enemy hands.
Senator Marco Rubio, the ranking member of the Select Committee on Intelligence, authored a letter along with 20 senate Republicans to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Wednesday. He demanded that the American people deserve to know more information about the equipment taken by the Taliban.
“It is unconscionable that high-tech military equipment paid for by U.S. taxpayers has fallen into the hands of the Taliban and their terrorist allies,” the letter said. “Securing U.S. assets should have been among the top priorities for the U.S. Department of Defense prior to announcing the withdrawal from Afghanistan.”
Thus far, the Pentagon has refused to share with high ranking Republicans questions regarding the billions of dollars of high-tech military weaponry and equipment now in the hands of the Taliban.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley on Wednesday cryptically responded to a reporter’s question as to why the military abruptly left behind billions of dollars of military hardware.
A grim looking Milley responded that he “preferred not to discuss” any potential actions the U.S. could take to ensure American equipment stayed out of the Taliban’s possession.
However, that absurd statement by WOKE General Milley is as far-fetched as Biden claiming he was unaware that Afghanistan would fall in record time.
As evident by the number of video clips shared on social media showing Taliban fighters sifting through stockpiles of American equipment, guns, mortars, trucks, tanks, helicopters, and fighter jets, all in pristine condition neatly parked in indoor garages and in aircraft hangars, waiting for the Taliban to take control.
A few of the video clips even show Taliban fighters sitting in armored U.S. military vehicles flying the Taliban flag, while others mug for the camera holding up high-tech drones.
America has spent in the roughly 20 years of propping up the Afghanistan government, approximately $145 billion dollars along with the lives of brave Americans fighting, and dying for what?
Journalist Craig Whitlock, details in his critically acclaimed book “The Afghanistan Papers,” how corrupt Afghan officials ripped-off the American taxpayer, thanks to naïve and corrupt politicians along with foreign and domestic contractors who abused the good will of the American people.
Whitlock sums up the Afghan experience writing, “Given that the U.S. war strategy depended on the Afghan army’s performance, however, the Pentagon paid surprisingly little attention to the question of whether Afghans were willing to die for their government.”