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A scandal erupted in the U.S. over American weapons in Taliban hands

The Pentagon has no exact data on the number of weapons that the militants have got, but there are already videos of aircraft, UAVs, and other equipment on social networks.

Major General Hank Taylor, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Strategic Command, said the agency did not know how many weapons the Taliban fighters had received. This was reported by The Free Press, citing a press conference of the military.

The U.S. not only trained and equipped Afghanistan's security forces but also supplied them with various weapons. Due to the rapid capture of Kabul and almost the entire territory of Afghanistan, the militants have got helicopters, airplanes, UAVs, small arms, and a number of other American weapons. But the Pentagon had no answer to how many weapons the Taliban got their hands on.

According to U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan, the Taliban got hold of a fair number of weapons.

“Obviously, we don't have a complete picture of where all the defense materials went. But certainly, a significant amount of them ended up in the Taliban's hands. And obviously, we don't have a sense that they would readily hand it over to us at the airport,” Sullivan said.

Meanwhile, as Bussines Insider has learned, the Pentagon is looking for information about military equipment that has remained on the territory of Afghanistan.

At the same time, former U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the government. In his opinion, the Russian Federation, China, and “anyone else” would now have access to the military technology of the United States. He intended to take all military equipment and machinery from Afghanistan because he knew that the government troops would not fight.

Recall, the U.S. has spent more than $88 billion to train and equip the military and police forces. And the real number of Afghanistan's military is exaggerated sixfold.

According to media reports, Biden deliberately ignored warnings about the consequences of troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. Intelligence warned of a possible Taliban attack.

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