US general: Afghan collapse rooted in 2020 deal with Taliban

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Top Pentagon officials say the collapse of the Afghan government and security forces can be traced to last year's trump administration deal with the Taliban the agreement promised a full U. S. troop withdrawal would Central Command chief Frank McKenzie says had a psychological impact on the Afghan government and the military we set a date certain for when we were going to leave and when they can expect all assistance to him and once president Biden ordered the U. S. withdrawal at April going below twenty five hundred I think was the other sort a nail in the coffin if you will the Kabul government under wraps leading to a quick Taliban takeover last month mackenzie's comments were part of a house hearing where Republicans tried to cast the bite it but inspiration as creating a spectacular failure in Afghanistan while Democrats pointed to mistakes over two decades including the Taliban deal saga regarding a Washington

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