“Tonight’s withdrawal signifies both the end of the military component of the evacuation, but also the end of the nearly 20 year mission that began in Afghanistan shortly after Sept. 11, 2001.”
A plane carrying the last of the U.S. troops in Afghanistan departed Kabul at 3:39 PM ET.
Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth McKenzie said: “Tonight’s withdrawal signifies both the end of the military component of the evacuation, but also the end of the nearly 20 year mission that began in Afghanistan shortly after Sept. 11, 2001.”
BREAKING: CENTCOM Commander Gen. McKenzie announces completion of U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan, ending 20 years of war.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 30, 2021
But is the war over? We still have Americans in Afghanistan along with numerous allies.
Central Command Commander Gen. McKenzie estimates that the number of Americans left behind in Afghanistan are in "the very low hundreds" pic.twitter.com/Kfs2InHb34
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 30, 2021
General McKenzie is someone I have the highest respect for – but this announcement is bizarre: claiming the war is over – when we still have Americans & allies stranded behind enemies lines. Unfathomable.
— Alyssa Farah (@Alyssafarah) August 30, 2021
Gen McKenzie: “We did not get everybody out that we wanted to get out.”
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) August 30, 2021
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