UPDATED 5:32 PM PT – Tuesday, August 17, 2021
The Taliban has reportedly made off with billions of dollars in U.S. supplied military equipment and weapons. During a press briefing on Tuesday, Biden’s National Security Agency Adviser Jake Sullivan confirmed a “fair amount” of weaponry fell into the hands of the terrorists.
These U.S. military assets include ammo, firearms, helicopters and other combat aircraft surrendered or abandoned by the Afghan army. Top military officials said they were unable to provide any sort of plan to stop the seizure or get the assets back.
Reporter: “So there’s no U.S. actions being taken to prevent equipment from falling into the hands of the Taliban by destroying it or anything else?”
U.S. Army Major Gen. Hank Taylor: “I don’t have the answer to that question.”
Reporter: “You don’t have the answer.”
Billions in taxpayer funded military equipment in the hands of the Taliban, and the White House just admitted they have little idea where it is and no plan whatsoever to get it back. Just outrageous.
— Mark Meadows (@MarkMeadows) August 17, 2021
According to the AP, the U.S. invested more than $83 billion into developing and sustaining Afghanistan’s army and police forces.