Gen. Milley Contradicts Biden, Says He Advised Keeping 2,500 Troops In Afghanistan

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley on Tuesday said he recommended keeping 2,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan prior to the chaotic military withdrawal in August — a bombshell that contradicts President Joe Biden’s assertion he got no such direction.

“I won’t share my personal recommendation to the president, but I will give you my honest opinion and my honest opinion and view shaped my recommendation,” Milley said in a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Fox News reported.

“And I recommended that we maintain 2,500 troops in Afghanistan.”

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