Pentagon Says Equipment Left Behind Disabled

Billions of dollars worth of military equipment was abandoned.

On Tuesday, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said that the military equipment the United States left in Afghanistan was demilitarized and made unusable before troops left. Images coming out of Afghanistan following the complete withdrawal of U.S. troops show members of the Taliban making their way through an abandoned hangar strewn with equipment, including helicopters, that the Americans abandoned.

“They can inspect all they want. They can look at them, they can walk around, but they can’t fly them. They can’t operate them. We made sure to demilitarize, to make unusable, all the gear that is at the airport—all the aircraft, all the ground vehicles. The only thing that we left operable are a couple of fire trucks and forklifts so that the airport itself can remain more operational going forward,” Mr. Kirby said.

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Sources: CNN, Hot Air


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