Ted Cruz says the Biden administration’s decision to open the Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan was a “proven catastrophic” “political decision.”

  • Ted Cruz has criticized the Biden administration’s decision to open the Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan.

  • Bagram was once the largest US military base in the country, but later fell into the Taliban.

  • Republican senators Lindsey Graham and Ben Sasse both urged Biden to regain an important foundation.

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The plane lands at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.

On July 1, 2021, a U.S. Air Force transport plane landed at Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan. Wakirkosar / Getty Images

Senator Ted Cruz criticized Biden’s decision Move out Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan in July on Friday in the aftermath of a terrorist attack on Thursday near Kabul Airport Killed at least 169 Afghans and 13 U.S. military personnel..

Once the largest US military base in the country, Bagram, which later fell into the Taliban, is about 40 miles from Kabul. The facility was abandoned by the United States prior to the August 31 military deadline from Afghanistan.

Texas Republicans on Twitter Post A tweet from Fox News commentator Brit Hume, who tweeted an August statement from General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He said he needed to leave Bagram to secure the US Embassy in Kabul.

“Our job given to us at the time was to protect the embassy staff so that they could continue to function, such as with consular services.” Millie said then.. “If we kept both Bagram and the embassy running, it would have exceeded what we had, remained the same, or exceeded what we had. Will be in the army. A decision has been made. “

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Cruz, Very important In the Biden administration’s Afghanistan strategy, the United States leaving Bagram tweeted that it was “catastrophic.”

“What Millie said on 8/18 is exactly what the Pentagon said at today’s briefing. They abandoned Bagram and the level needed to keep both Bagram and the embassy safe. He was ordered to lower the level of the army rather than. This political decision-close the Bagram before evacuation-proved to be devastating. “

In addition to Cruz, many other Republicans, including Sens. Lindsey Graham With South Carolina Bensus Condemned Nebraska’s decision to leave Bagram. Graham and Sas urged President Joe Biden to regain the facility.

Biden during Thursday’s speech at the White House I was asked If he refuses the call to recapture the base.

“For tactical questions about how to evacuate and wage war, I bring together all the major military personnel in Afghanistan: the commander and the Pentagon,” he said. “And I seek their best military judgment: what is the most efficient way to accomplish a mission?”

“They concluded that the military had little value added to Bagram and it was much wise to focus on Kabul, so I followed that recommendation,” he added.

Biden is due to withdrawal on August 31st So far I’m sticking to the date To finish evacuating additional Americans and Afghan allies from Kabul Airport.

As of Friday, the United States Evacuated Over 109,000 people from Afghanistan since August 14th.

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