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Lloyd Austin Admits America Was Safer Under Trump

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Representative Pat Fallon highlighted the differences in outcomes between the Trump and Biden administrations regarding America’s safety.

He pointed out the minimal casualties in Afghanistan under Trump compared to the 13 lives lost under Biden, along with other challenges faced by the current administration.

“Prior to Joe Biden becoming president in the prior 18 months, how many Americans did we lose in Afghanistan? How many military service members?” Fallon asked.

“Very few. I’d have to go back and check the record,” Austin said.

“I think it’s exactly zero,” Fallon said.

The withdrawal process from Afghanistan faced criticism for its handling, particularly the rapid collapse of the Afghan government and the chaotic evacuation process.

Fallon contrasted Trump’s proactive foreign policy with current challenges like Putin’s aggression.

“And then we lost 13 lives under this administration’s watch. 5,000 prisoners broke out of Bagram. We left billions of dollars worth of equipment. The Afghan army disintegrated within two weeks,” he said.

“Did Vladimir Putin embark on any new foreign adventures in those four years?” Fallon asked.

Austin answered, saying, “He didn’t, but…”

“So I think that if we were more concerned with our military projecting power and not worried about personal pronouns, it would be better for the American people and quite frankly the free world,” Fallon cut in.

Both administrations have faced criticism for their handling of the Afghanistan situation and other international crises.

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