Well, we had in past removed any valuable equipment—KSA bases, for example. Apparently, when you forget about your people, equipment is way down the list.
I totally agree, not trying to be a jerk about it. It's stupefying, really. And the abandonment of Bagram was all planned back on April 24th apparently.
The incompetence, or willful effort to just leave stuff, is unique to my knowledge of history. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piPzfseZCoM&t=2s
Yes, consider [url]the source, I know, but still[/url]. https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/0 ... -captured/
What’s really disturbing is a rumor circulating about some secured warehouses that only highest levels of security clearance US military staff had access to. No one seems to know what was in them. Taliban is in full control of those warehouses now. And those warehouses were full of equipment whatever it was.
He’s trying to confirm but believes that the Taliban also secured US military drone jamming equipment which is disastrous if true.
CCP has people on the ground right now negotiating on any US technology they see of value. Dealing directly with Taliban based on what he told me tonight.
Not sure if that is any help. I’ll keep you posted if anything else pops up of value.
This is not how a serious military retreat is done.
The Pentagon wanted the Afgan Army to take things over, but it is just a tad demoralizing that the information / drones / surveillance systems were turned off like a month ago, it's essential for us to have so it is essential for them - shutting it down is gross incompetence.
The Pentagon probably left a lot of these aircraft for the Afgan Army to use, but turning off the maintenance a month ago is just a Dumbkirk move - owning the air is vital in any retreat.
Keeping the best Air Base fully operational right to the end just might, possibly, be a good idea. If we are totally leaving there would be a need for a good number of armored vehicles as well as fighters to hold the perimeter until the last plane leaves.
Removing / destroying all equipment that has advanced technology is vital. If only a few of the latest devices are captured, reverse engineering happens quick and the enemy has your tech. In WW2, the German's would scuttle their U-boat to protect the ENIGMA machines, we just left warehouses of stuff - absolute crazy.
The only way this could be worse is if there are a lot of casualties, but we are in just the early innings. It's devestating.