Pentagon Refuses To Answer Question On Taliban Obtaining US Weaponry, Equipment
The Department of Defense evaded a question about whether it is acting to prevent the Taliban from obtaining U.S. weapons in Afghanistan.
A top U.S. military official said he doesn’t “have information” about an effort to seize military equipment the U.S. gave to the fallen Afghanistan government and has since been taken by Taliban insurgents, during a press briefing Monday. Major General Hank Taylor, the U.S. Strategic Command chief of staff, repeatedly evaded questions about the Taliban potentially obtaining scores of U.S. technology.
“I don’t have the answer to that question,” Taylor said after a reporter asked again about confiscated U.S. weaponry.