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Marco Rubio: Without Revealing Classified Information, Everyone Knew Things In Afghanistan Would "Hit The Fan"

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Sen. Marco Rubio suggested that the Biden administration's assessment of the intelligence about what would happen when U.S. forces left Afghanistan was very wrong during a hearing with Secretary of State Blinken at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

"We had every reason to plan for the rapid collapse of the Afghan military and government," Rubio said. "What did we think was going to happen?"


SEN. MARCO RUBIO: Mr. Secretary, in your statement I think the most troubling thing is the following quote. "Even the most pessimistic assessment did not predict the government forces in Kabul would collapse while U.S. forces remained." And you also cite General Milley who said there was no indication that that would be a collapse of the Afghan army and government.

You know, for much of last year I was acting Chairman of Intelligence and now I am the vice-chairman of Intelligence. I've been tracking this very closely.

Just going back to the beginning of this year, obviously I cannot quote the titles of the pieces, but let me suffice to say that there are numerous pieces that could be categorized as "it was going to hit the fan." I think any analysis of those pieces would have led everyone to that conclusion.
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