Pentagon announces medals for all US servicemembers involved in botched Afghan withdrawal

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced on Wednesday, in a blatant election year bid for votes to prop up the Democratic Party, that troops who served in Afghanistan during the 2021 withdrawal would be given the Meritorious Unit Commendation.

The Pentagon’s announcement was ordered by President Biden, according to the Daily Mail. It also covers those who helped process and house refugees around the world or in the US.

The catastrophic withdrawal from Afghanistan, allowing the Taliban to seize control, resulted in the deaths of 13 US service members and more than 170 Afghans at the Kabul airport.

“Proudly, that mission included the service of those who took on the responsibility to help evacuate more than 124,000 Afghans during one of the largest, most difficult, and most dangerous humanitarian operations in US military history,” Austin declared in a statement.

“No other military could have protected so many lives under such challenging circumstances in such a short amount of time – not just because of our airlift or our logistics capabilities, but most of all because of the immense compassion, skill, and dedication of American Service members,” the revisionist Pentagon official posited.

“No words can properly honor the deeds we recognize with these awards,” Austin said. “What these awards reflect — and what I hope the units who receive them will feel — is the gratitude and love of our nation.”

Austin also raised the possibility of a Presidential Unit Citation, which is a more prestigious group award that recognizes units demonstrating extraordinary heroism as one option that could be approved.

“I hope these awards serve as a reminder to each and every Service member who wears them of the lives they helped save and the thanks of the nation and Department of Defense they serve so well,” he said in his statement.

Many were rescued by independent agents such as conservative commentator Glenn Beck and other volunteers when the US military refused to do so. And then there’s the matter of the many allies and US citizens who were reportedly left behind enemy lines.

August 15th was the one-year anniversary of the bloody Taliban sweeping into the capital of Afghanistan, Kabul, and seizing power. On August 31st, all American and foreign troops exited the country in a chaotic withdrawal that cost lives and left Islamic terrorists in control.

Somber-sounding statements by both Biden and Austin were given on August 26. That’s the day that a suicide bomber took out our service members and innocent Afghans at the airport.

“Here at home, our military helped settle more than 80,000 Afghans within the United States – housing, feeding, and providing medical care to families seeking a better life,’ Austin stated.

Austin is claiming that he is seeking details of those who deserve recognition for their work and sacrifice during the final days of the withdrawal.

“In addition, I am directing the military departments to perform an expedited review of all units present at Hamid Karzai International Airport from August 15 to August 30, 2021, to identify those units or individuals that meet the high standards of the Presidential Unit Citation or appropriate individual awards,” he proclaimed.

The general who oversaw the withdrawal, the former head of US Central Command retired Gen. Frank McKenzie, is now claiming the US is less safe than when foreign troops were in Afghanistan.

In an interview with the BBC, he noted that al Qaeda and the Islamic State would use the absence of American soldiers to work on their “aspirations” to attack the West.

“We were in Afghanistan to prevent the development of violent extremist organizations that were flourishing there, particularly al Qaeda and ISIS, and I believe we have less capability now than we did before to monitor and suppress the development of those activities,” he said during the interview with the media outlet.

“So in that sense, yes, I believe we are less safe now than we were before,” McKenzie grimly concluded.

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