Kinzinger: Afghan Withdrawal Could've Went Different

Illinois Representative Adam Kinzinger says the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan could have been handled differently. Speaking on CBS' Face the Nation, the Illinois Republican said having to rely on other countries like China for intel on the happenings inside Afghanistan is what happens when you leave abruptly like the U.S. did.

Kinzinger said Bagram air base could have been defended until every American and Afghan civilian who wanted to leave was evacuated. He added the remaining troops could have defended Kabul while the U.S. evacuated at its own pace instead of giving the city up to the Taliban. Kinzinger said he wants top government officials to own up to how poorly the withdrawal has gone.

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