当被问及是否对阿富汗撤军感到遗憾时,劳埃德·奥斯汀以尴尬的沉默作出反应

“你对阿富汗撤军有什么遗憾吗?” 拜尔在西米谷里根国防论坛的主题讨论中向奥斯汀提问, 加利福尼亚州.

在几乎持续了一段时间的沉默之后 10 秒, Austin replied, “布雷特, I regret the fact that we lost 13 of our finest at Abbey Gate. I regret that we lost 10 civilians in an errant strike.

Having said that, 布雷特, I want to make sure that we don’t lose sight of the fact that our American forces, 在 17 天, evacuated 124,000 阿富汗人,” Austin continued.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin pauses while speaking during a media briefing at the Pentagon, 星期三, 十一月. 17, 2021, 在华盛顿. (美联社照片/亚历克斯·布兰登)

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin pauses while speaking during a media briefing at the Pentagon, 星期三, 十一月. 17, 2021, 在华盛顿. (美联社照片/亚历克斯·布兰登) (美联社照片/亚历克斯·布兰登)

The Reagan Forum included remarks by foreign policy experts and lawmakers from both sides of the aisle on Biden’s break from the Trump administration’s “美国第一” strategy — which some officials argue has weakened the standing of the U.S. 在世界舞台上.

Top experts warned at the Reagan Forum that the standing of the U.S. 作为 “partner of choiceamong global allies has waned since the chaotic withdrawal from 阿富汗.

vacuees wait to board a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, 接受, 阿富汗, 八月. 23. (我们. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Isaiah Campbell)

vacuees wait to board a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, 接受, 阿富汗, 八月. 23. (我们. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Isaiah Campbell)

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