Wolffe: “I will not let them take us down”
WOLFEE, Texas — The commander of a Texas-based anti-clone regiment is calling for U.S. troops to remain in the region for the foreseeable future.
The Texas Army National Guard says its command center has been ordered to evacuate its headquarters and armories as it responds to a threat of attacks by the Taliban and other groups.
Wolffe said on Friday that U.N. peacekeepers in Afghanistan could face “catastrophic” consequences if the United States and allies were forced to withdraw from the country.
In a letter to the commander of the Guard, Wolfee said that the U.K. military had requested permission to withdraw forces from the region as part of a peacekeeping mission in 2015, but it was denied.
“The Taliban have declared war on the U of A and the Taliban are now seeking to exploit our withdrawal from Afghanistan,” Wolfie wrote.
As a result, Wolkefe wrote, the Texas National Guard has been asked to “consider evacuating the Army National Headquarters, Armories and Camps in the Fort Worth, Fort Hood and Fort Sam Houston areas and moving the Army to the nearest city in the Texas Panhandle.”
The U.P.A. said the U .
S. has no authority to evacuate troops from U.T.O.
A, a town near the border with Afghanistan, and is instead asking for permission to evacuate the troops.
The U.U.N.-led peacekeeping force was formed in 2013 to provide security and reconstruction to the region following the Taliban’s capture of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, in 2001.
U.S.-led forces have struggled to win support from the Afghan government and local populations, and are accused of committing human rights abuses and war crimes against civilians.
A spokesman for the governor of the state of Texas, John Whitmire, said on Twitter that the governor has not ordered the Army or the Guard to leave.
This is a matter for the state and the governor to decide, Whitmire tweeted.
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