‘Intentionally obtuse takes’: Latest White House goes on offense to defend Biden and top generals

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley speaks during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the conclusion of military operations in Afghanistan and plans for future counterterrorism operations, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington.. (Sarahbeth Maney/The New York Times via AP, Pool) Sarahbeth Maney/AP ‘Intentionally obtuse takes’: Latest White House goes on offense to defend Biden and top generals Christian Datoc September 30, 07:00 AMSeptember 30, 07:00 AMThe White House is circling the wagons around President Joe Biden and his top military advisers after two testified they advised the president against withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Gen. Frank McKenzie, commander of the U.S. Central Command, both told the House and Senate armed services committees on Tuesday and Wednesday that they initially recommended Biden keep 2,500 troops in Afghanistan to prevent the collapse of the Afghan government. Milley …

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