US left Afghan airfield at night, didn’t tell new commander

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      jbnw
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      Source: https://news.yahoo.com/us-left-afghan-airfield-night-173121460.html

      Mon, July 5, 2021, 10:31 AM·5 min read

      BAGRAM, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. left Afghanistan’s Bagram Airfield after nearly 20 years by shutting off the electricity and slipping away in the night without notifying the base’s new Afghan commander, who discovered the Americans’ departure more than two hours after they left, Afghan military officials said.

      Afghanistan’s army showed off the sprawling air base Monday, providing a rare first glimpse of what had been the epicenter of America’s war to unseat the Taliban and hunt down the al-Qaida perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks on America.

      “We (heard) some rumor that the Americans had left Bagram … and finally by seven o’clock in the morning, we understood that it was confirmed that they had already left Bagram,” Gen. Mir Asadullah Kohistani, Bagram’s new commander said.

      Before the Afghan army could take control, the airfield, barely an hour’s drive from the Afghan capital Kabul, was invaded by a small army of looters, who ransacked barrack after barrack and rummaged through giant storage tents before being evicted, according to Afghan military officials.

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      NV Wino
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      We were never there. Afghanistan? Where’s that?

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      Long live the Empire!

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      mrdmk
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      They always show up late to the dinner, then leave without saying thank you or good bye

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