90 Retired Generals, Admirals Call on Milley, Austin to Resign

90 Retired Generals, Admirals Call on Milley, Austin to Resign

August 31, 2021

In an open letter published by Flag Officers 4 America, nearly 90 retired generals and admirals called for traitorous Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley to resign for their lethal incompetence in the Afghanistan withdrawal debacle.

“As the principal military advisors to the Commander In Chief (CINC)/President, the SECDEF and CJCS were the two top military officials in a position to recommend against the dangerous withdrawal in the strongest possible terms,” the letter read. “If they did everything within their authority to stop the hasty withdrawal and the President did not accept their recommendations, then knowing the disastrous consequences looming, the retired flag officer signers believe these top military advisors should have resigned as a matter of conscience and public statement…”

The letter continued: “The consequences of this disaster are enormous and will reverberate for decades beginning with the safety of Americans and Afghans who are unable to move safely to evacuation points; therefore, being de facto hostages of the Taliban. The death and torture of Afghans has already begun and will result in a human tragedy of major proportions. In addition, the loss of billions of dollars in our advanced military equipment and supplies falling into the hands of our enemies is catastrophic. The damage to the reputation of the United States is indescribable. We will be seen for many years as an unreliable partner in any multinational agreement or operation. Trust in the United States is irreparably damaged.”

The letter concludes by calling for Austin and Milley to resign in the name of “holding those in charge responsible and accountable for their actions or inactions… There must be accountability at all levels for this tragic and avoidable debacle.”

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