US military construction efforts in Afghanistan have turned to dust, Russian security official says
Moscow [Russia], Sept. 11 (ANI): Criticizing the Biden administration’s handling of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, a senior Russian security official said the system Washington established in the troubled country could not survive without their support and that America’s military construction efforts turned to dust after it emerged from the landlocked nation.
In an editorial for the Gazeta.Ru news site, Russian Security Council Vice President Dmitry Medvedev said the United States had not tried to provide military support to the previously established Afghan regime.
“The Pentagon created the Afghan National Security Forces from scratch, trained and armed them. However, developments in recent months have made it clear that they cannot exist without the support of the United States,” he said. said Medvedev, quoted by the TASS news agency.
Last Sunday, General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff declared that the “collapse” of the Afghan army, in the face of the Taliban offensive, had occurred at a much faster pace.
The United States’ role in Afghanistan came under scrutiny after the Taliban quickly took control of Kabul, following an offensive that saw the rapid fall of the United States-trained Afghan army. “The collapse of the Afghan army happened at a much faster pace and (was) very unexpected by just about everyone,” General Mark Milley said.
Further attacking the US administration, Dmitry Medvedev said the Afghan armed forces “show no willingness to fight without their sponsors.” All of the US military construction efforts in Afghanistan literally turned to dust in an instant, ”he added.
Medvedev stressed that the US military presence in Afghanistan has led to catastrophic consequences, including numerous terrorist attacks and a “drug threat” to the whole world.
“A huge number of terrorist attacks, the population of the country who have lost hope for a peaceful future, the threat of drugs on a global scale, the destruction of the socio-economic sphere and the political system of the country , hundreds of American soldiers killed and soldiers of other countries perished “, he added. (ANI)