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RESIGN: 130 retired flag officers now calling for Gens. Mark Milley and Lloyd Austin to step down

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By Jenny Goldsberry

Following a “disastrous withdrawal” from Afghanistan, a growing number of Flag Officers have joined the effort to demand the resignations of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley and Defense Secretary General Lloyd Austin. Since the last report, 40 more flag officers have joined the original 90 in the letter demanding that Milley and Austin resign from their posts.

In less than two days, the number of those who signed Flag Officers for America’s letter for the resignation of Milley and Austin ballooned to 130.

The Flag Officers said their decision was based on Milley and Austin’s “key roles involving events surrounding the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan” and including, “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.”

“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, Milley described the “brutal” situation in Afghanistan Wednesday during his first address since the U.S. military departed Afghanistan Monday.

“My pain and anger comes from the same as the grieving families, the same as those soldiers that were on the ground,” Milley said. “There are no words that I or the secretary [of defense] or the president or anyone else will ever do to bring the dead back.”

But Austin on the other hand, focused on thanking partners who “support[ed] the Afghanistan evacuation effort.” In a tweet Wednesday, Austin said “their help to save and shelter Afghan civilians has been critical to the success of the mission.”

Along with all military forces, the U.S. evacuated over 123,000 people from Afghanistan.

You can follow Jenny Goldsberry on Twitter @jennyjournalism.

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Texas Counties Declare ‘Invasion’ as Border Crisis Escalates

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Several Texas counties have declared a border “invasion” and are hoping governor Greg Abbott will follow in their path and issue a similar declaration for the state.

“We’re being invaded. The facts are there,” said Kinney County Judge Tully Shahan at a press conference in Brackettville, Texas. “This is real. We want America to know this is real. America doesn’t know what’s happening here.”

The New York Post reports that the counties were contacted by Ken Cuccinelli, a former Trump Department of Homeland Security official, “who has talked them into believing they can use the ‘self-help provision of the Constitution to declare an invasion.”

“This gives the governor, decided similarly, the authority to repeal that invasion,” Cuccinelli said at the press conference Tuesday. County officials from Kinney, Goliad, Terrell and Uvalde Counties criticized the Biden Administration’s “open border policy.”

The Post writes “Cuccinelli claims now that the Kinney County Attorney, a legal authority has declared an invasion, Gov. Greg Abbott can “repeal” immigrants. He envisions a Title 42-style program, where immigrants– even those seeking asylum– are automatically deported if they cross into the Texas border.”

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has resisted calls by the same group, the Center for Renewing America, to declare an “invasion,” in the past, according to the Texas Tribune. The group has been known to reach out to states across the country “looking for any local government that would be4 willing to go along with it, the spokeswoman for the organization told The Post.”

While officials know declaring an invasion does not grant any legal authority, they hope it will at least bring attention to the border crisis. The Post reports of the press conference Tuesday:

The officials each shared stories of how their communities are being inundated by immigrants as humans and drugs are smuggled through their small towns on a daily basis.

The number of reported migrant encounters along the US-Mexico border once again made history in May — hitting a staggering 239,416 encounters, according to the latest available monthly Customs and Border Patrol statistics.

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