The U.S. has reportedly left behind over 600,000 guns (and more) in Afghanistan ... enough to arm the Taliban 8 times over πŸ‘€

Aug 25th

The U.S. retreat from Afghanistan has been, by any reasonable standards, ignominious and embarrassing and a complete tactical and logistical failure. But at least our retreating military forces there weren't bogged down with all their equipment:

The U.S. military is leaving behind 75,000 vehicles, 600,000 weapons and 208 airplanes/helicopters in Afghanistan as the Taliban takes control of the country, according to the watchdog group Open the Books.

"We've made the Taliban into a major U.S. arms dealer for the next decade," said Adam Andrzejewski, CEO & founder of Open the Books. "They now control 75,000 military vehicles. This is about 50,000 tactical vehicles, 20,000 Humvees they control about 1,000 mine-resistant vehicles, and even about 150 armored personnel carriers."

Real talk: 600,000 weapons is a lot of weapons. It's enough to put a gun in the hand of every member of the 75,000-strong Taliban, eight times over. If a Taliban fighter doesn't like a U.S.-commissioned rifle he's been given by the local field commander, he can literally choose from seven othersβ€”or all of them, if he wants!

It was nice of the U.S., though, to leave them so many air and ground transport vehicles. After all, you need a lot of horsepower to carry around all of those guns.

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