Could China, Russia Emulate US Military Equipment? Donald Trump Says Yes

Could China, Russia Emulate US Military Equipment? Donald Trump Says Yes

Could China, Russia Emulate US Military Equipment? Donald Trump Says Yes

Donald Trump stated China and Russia might make use of US navy gear. (File)

Washington:

Lashing out on the Biden administration’s dealing with of US drawdown from Afghanistan, former President Donald prompt that China and Russia might make use of US navy gear left behind within the nation and reverse-engineer stockpile of weapons working into billions of {dollars}.

The United States’ function in Afghanistan has come underneath scanner after the Taliban’s swift takeover of Kabul, following an offensive that noticed the fast fall of the US-trained Afghan military.

In a information interview that aired on Sunday, Trump rebuked the US withdrawal as “incompetent” and warned it is going to probably endanger the United States and profit its enemies, Fox News reported.

He expressed doubt whether or not the struggle within the troubled nation is over and prompt the nation’s adversaries are making the most of the weapons, armoured autos, and plane that left US forces left behind.

“Now I’m saying, ‘How can they take this gear?’ And I assure that China and Russia have already got our Apache helicopters they usually’re taking them aside to search out out precisely how they’re made. They’re the perfect on this planet by far. And they’re taking them aside to allow them to make the very same gear. They’re excellent at that. It’s a shame,” Fox News quoted Trump as saying.

Last week, Trump had used the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 assaults to slam the “inept administration” of Joe Biden for its dealing with of Afghan withdrawal in a video message.

With the US exit from Afghanistan now over, consultants have raised questions whether or not the strategic penalties of departure from the war-torn nation have been correctly assessed by both Trump or Biden administrations.

A Europe-based assume tank has discovered the choice to depart Afghanistan “inexplicable”, at a juncture when tensions are excessive with each of the US’ main rivals, China and Russia, positioned at Afghanistan’s doorsteps.

“How and why such a scenario was acceptable to the 2 Presidents is perplexing, particularly after the US had invested a lot in Afghanistan for twenty lengthy years. Quite a lot of Americans additionally share this confusion, as a Reuters/Ipsos ballot revealed this week,” stated European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) in its commentary.

Biden’s reputation has suffered a dent after the lightning recapture of Afghanistan by the Taliban. Multiple polls confirmed that Americans have been in favor of continuous navy mission in Afghanistan.

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