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General Mark Milley and Secretary Lloyd Austin face calls to resign from nearly 90 retired flag officers

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By Jenny Goldsberry

Nearly 90 retired generals and admirals called for the resignations of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley. Flag Officers for America published the statement demanding the resignations Monday.

They wrote the statement “based on their key roles involving events surrounding the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan,” it read. “The hasty retreat has left an unknown number of Americans stranded in dangerous areas
controlled by a brutal enemy along with Afghans who supported American forces.”

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As generals themselves, they feel as though Austin and Milley could have done more to prevent the disaster. “As the principal military advisors to the Commander In Chief/President, the SECDEF and CJCS were the two top military officials in a position to recommend against the dangerous withdrawal in the strongest possible terms,” the statement read.

Meanwhile General Austin tweeted Monday that he still held some pride. “We lost 2,461 troops in that war, and tens of thousands of others suffered wounds, seen and unseen,” Austin tweeted. “For my part, I am proud of the part that we played in this war. I am proud of the men and women who led me. I am proud of those with whom I served and led. And I am proud of the intrepid, resilient families who made what we did possible.”

As of Monday, our United States military had evacuated over 123,000 people from Afghanistan.

You can follow Jenny Goldsberry on Twitter @jennyjournalism.

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White House admits Iran ‘few weeks or less’ from nuclear breakout; quickly blame Trump

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Naturally, the Biden Administration quickly attempted to blame former President Trump for Iran’s most recent nuclear development. It’s not surprising the White House made a desperate attempt to deflect, as Press Secretary Jen Psaki was forced to admit Iran’s “breakout period” for a nuclear weapon “is down from about a year…to just a few weeks or less.”

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken confirmed Iran’s “breakout” time was “down to a matter of weeks.” The Times of Israel notes that the breakout period refers to the amount of time “it will take Iran to amass enough fissile material for a nuclear weapon, if its chooses to do so.”

The Times of Israel notes that a distinction must be made: “having enough nuclear material for a bomb is not he same as having the capabilities to build the core of the weapon and to attach it to the warhead of a missile, which would likely take more time.”

Psaki told reporters at Tuesday’s press conference that Iran’s nuclear development “definitely worries us.”

“If we go back, under the Iran nuclear deal, Iran’s nuclear program was tightly constrained,” she said. “Since the Trump administration ceased US participation in the deal, Iran has rapidly accelerated its nuclear program.”

“That is a direct impact of pulling out of the nuclear deal, making us less safe, giving us less visibility, and it’s one of the reasons we pursued a diplomatic path again,” Psaki said.

Psaki’s comments are laughable, considering Iran has never given any proof of abiding by any deal. The 2015 nuclear deal gave Iran sanctions relief in exchange for guarantees it would not develop a nuclear weapon.

As the Times of Israel writes, curbing its nuclear weapons development is something Iran “has always denied wanting to do.” In 2018, knowing full well that Iran had zero intention of abiding by the deal, President Trump unilaterally withdrew from the accord and reimposed sanctions against Iran.

Ever since Biden took office, one of the first things his administration did was begin negotiations with Iran via intermediaries in Vienna. The talks have gone nowhere.

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