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Pompeo warns U.S. less safe one year after Afghanistan withdrawal

Washington Times

Pompeo warns U.S. less safe one year after Afghanistan withdrawal

By Joseph Clark - The Washington Times

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is warning that the U.S. is more vulnerable to a 9/11-style terrorist attack following the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

His grim assessment coincided with the first anniversary of the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from the country after two decades of war.

“We are more likely to be attacked like New York City was 20-some years ago, we’re more likely to be attacked from [Afghanistan] today than we were just one year ago,” Mr. Pompeo said during a Sunday appearance on the “Cats Roundtable” radio program.

He piled on to the criticism of President Biden who many blame for Afghanistan‘s fall to the Taliban amid the calamitous U.S. pullout that left behind hundreds of American citizens and thousands of vulnerable Afghan refugees when U.S. troops scrambled to meet Mr. Biden‘s self-imposed withdrawal deadline.

“We are now one year from what everybody saw with their own eyes: Americans left behind,” Mr. Pompeo said. “The Afghan people clinging to American aircraft as we turned tail and ran out of that country.”

Full story https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2022/aug/29/mike-pompeo-warns-us-less-safe-one-year-after-afgh/

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