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We were all shocked when President Biden closed the Bagram Airfield in the middle of the night and began taking steps to end all U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan.
No one celebrated more than the Taliban.
President Biden made a feeble attempt with the assistance of “cue cards” to convince the media and the American people this was the right decision, leaving us all with more questions than answers and sending a clear signal to the Taliban it now had an unprecedented opportunity to take over Afghanistan.
The decision to completely leave Afghanistan to the Taliban on a clear deadline of August 31, 2021, is a decision that makes the world a more dangerous place because it leaves us with no intelligence operation in Afghanistan from which to eliminate terrorists in the region. It is an issue of national and global security but it is also deeply personal.
My eldest son chose to attend West Point because of the attacks our nation, suffered at the hands of a terrorist plot hatched in the mountains of Afghanistan on September 11,