US to send reinforcements from Afghanistan: WASHINGTON (AFP) – The USA will temporarily deploy added troops to Afghanistan to protect international forces as they withdraw, commander of the US armed force in the Middle East General Kenneth McKenzie said Thursday.
McKenzie duplicated US army concerns that the withdrawal can permit the Taliban to advancement, after President Joe Biden last week introduced all United States pressures would certainly take out before this year s 20th wedding anniversary of the September 11 assaults.
” We will certainly bring extra sources in, in order to secure the force as it comes out,” McKenzie told a SENATE hearing, giving no additional information.
” That s typical in any kind of type of disengagement. I m positive that … we will certainly be able to remove ourselves.”
McKenzie did not speak about numbers when asked about the dimension of the withdrawal support at later on at an interview, claiming that the strategies are presently being dealt with.
Some 2,500 United States troops, plus 16,000 private professionals and also their tools, need to be evacuated from the country, together with some 7,000 NATO soldiers who depend on the United States for transport.
The logistical procedure will take at the very least 3 months to be completed safely, according to the United States military.
Despite billions of bucks of investment, devices and also training, “my worry is the capacity of the Covering military to hold the ground that they re on now, without the assistance that they ve been made use of to for several years,” McKenzie informed the legislators.
” It s knowledge, it s fire assistance, it s the enabling points that really give them a side over the Taliban. And all that will certainly be gone.”
McKenzie dismissed talk of loss, however he stated the Taliban were a lot more numerous than in 2011, estimating they have 50,000 boxers, which they manage extra Covering area than ten years back.
He also claimed that a key problem was “the capacity of the Covering Flying force to fly” without assistance.
The Afghan Air Force relies on international specialists used in Afghanistan by the United States armed forces to preserve the aircrafts.
” We might have the ability to work some remote televised method” to assist with plane upkeep, McKenzie claimed at journalism conference.
” I recognize that it s mosting likely to be a whole lot harder,” he claimed. “So we will take a look at innovative methods to do that. We re still working those out today.”