Leon Panetta Says US Troops Will Need to Return to Afghanistan

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Thirteen american ranger dead and corman among them navy. Cormon and many are wounded and being evacuated to germany. Evacuations have resumed at kabul airport. Security is still being handled jointly between the taliban and the united states marines on the wall. Up two thousand one hundred eligible afghans will be left behind that are eligible to britain. We don't know. The number of americans are going to be left behind. President biden last night in halting address that left everyone wondering whether or not he actually is going to make it. He looked frail and frazzled. And of course he. I think he's overwhelmed. The exit will continue and the americans will be left behind and he gave us assurances just like he gave his assurances that kabul wooden fall and just like. He gave us assurances. The airport was safe. He gave us assurances. We'll get those americans out. I don't believe it. I think this is a catastrophe. But i've been saying that for weeks last night. Leon panetta secretary of defense under president. Obama said this erin. Burnett on cnn. About what does the head cut. Thirty one bottom line is that our work is not done in afghanistan. i know we'll be removing our troops by a certain day about the bottom line is our our work is not done. We're going to have to go after isis. I'm glad the president said that we're going to hunt them down and make them pay a price for what they did in killing our our warriors and we should. We're going to have to go back in. He did isis or probably going to go have to go back in a win. Al qaeda resurrects itself as they will with this taliban. They gave safe haven to the kind of before. They'll do it again. So yeah you know. I understand that we're trying to get our troops out of there but the bottom line is we can leave a battlefield but we can't leave the war on terrorism which still is a threat to our security.

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