CENTCOM commander: U.S. disabled scores of aircraft before Taliban got them

CENTCOM commander: U.S. disabled scores of aircraft before Taliban got them
A Taliban operative inspects "disabled" U.S. helicopters left at Kabul airport, Aug 2021. Video via MSN.com/Reuters

[Ed. – That won’t stop China and Russia from hauling off copies of each for analysis.  And if we go through with sending humanitarian aid and funding for Afghans to the Taliban, they’ll be in good shape to repair the aircraft anyway.  Win-win!]

The US military disabled scores of aircraft and armored vehicles as well as a high-tech rocket defense system at the Kabul airport before it left Monday, a US general said.

Central Command head General Kenneth McKenzie said 73 aircraft that were already at Hamid Karzai International Airport were “demilitarized,” or rendered useless, by US troops before they wrapped up the two-week evacuation of the Taliban-controlled country.

“Those aircraft will never fly again… They’ll never be able to be operated by anyone,” he said.

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