Retired Air Force Maj. Sam Peters on Tuesday stated the Pentagon must reply “a lot of questions” concerning its withdrawal efforts, together with stories of contracted military Ok-9s stranded on the Kabul airport, which the DoD has denied.
The Nevada congressional candidate and Bronze Star recipient who labored as a military working dog handler stated that whereas he is “hopeful that, in fact, the U.S. military did not leave military working dogs behind, as is being reported and pictured,” the Pentagon’s denial that they left any military canine behind in the nation shouldn’t be “passing the smell test.”
“There are a lot of questions that are surrounding this withdrawal that need to be answered,” Peters, who served in Afghanistan, instructed Fox News in an interview.
He added that as a result of the “Kabul airport was the final fallback point for the U.S. military in Afghanistan,” and since the military is “not denying the fact that these animals were pictured at the Kabul airport,” he wonders the way it was “possible to set up a small animal shelter” on the airport whereas U.S. residents have been having issue simply making it to the gate.
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Photos posted to social media over the weekend appeared to point out canine in cages on the Kabul airport, and the nonprofit group Veteran Sheepdogs of America instructed TMZ on Monday it was persevering with to assist evacuate dozens of contracted military working canine from the nation.
“To correct erroneous reports, the U.S. military did not leave any dogs in cages at Hamid Karzai International Airport, including the reported military working dogs,” DOD spokesman John Kirby stated in a Tuesday assertion. “Photos circulating online were animals under the care of the Kabul Small Animal Rescue, not dogs under our care.”
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Joshua Holser, founder of Veteran Sheepdogs of America, stated he hoped to rescue the canine by elevating $1.67 million – the associated fee for a 737 airplane out of Kabul, the TMZ reported.
The nonprofit stated in an early Tuesday tweet that “51 contracted military working dogs are safe & being cared for in their crates.”
“There’s false information that we are a ‘scam’ that is the FARTHEST from the truth!” the group tweeted early Monday. “We have 51 working dogs with our people that we were given the responsibility to get them out of Kabul. This IS happening!”
On Monday night, the Pentagon introduced that each one U.S. troops have departed Afghanistan. The remaining C-17 carrying service members lifted off from the airport at 3:29 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time. The elimination of U.S. troops met the Aug. 31 deadline the Biden administration agreed to with the Taliban — formally ending America’s longest warfare.
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But Peters believes the warfare is way from over.
“This war has been emboldened by this administration for the Taliban and those that want to bring harm to U.S. citizens, not only in Afghanistan but across the world,” the retired Air Force veteran stated. “When I watched [Marine Corps] Gen. [Kenneth] McKenzie yesterday, he was almost giddy in his speech to tell reporters the last U.S. troop had left Afghanistan. You don’t applaud yourself for partially solving a problem that you’ve created.”
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He added that understanding “$85 billion worth of U.S. resources were left behind in the hands of our enemies,” he finds the promise that the DoD didn’t go away any working canine behind “hard to swallow.”
Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. stated Monday that the final remaining U.S. troops in Kabul have left Afghanistan, seemingly leaving a whole lot of Americans behind. White House press secretary Jen Psaki earlier on Monday didn’t have a particular estimate for the precise quantity of Americans left behind, although a senior State Department official positioned the full at “below 250.”
Fox News’ David Aaro contributed to this report.
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