GEN. DON BOLDUC: This is wrong. I wasn’t bashful in 2013 and 2014 when I told the administration their change of strategy from combat operations to non-combat operations was a strategic and policy mistake, big time. And I’m not afraid to tell them now that it is another mistake and it’s wishful thinking on their part. It’s poor strategy. It puts American lives in danger. It sends a terrible geopolitical message across the world, to America, what we stand for and what we will do, how we will support our allies and how we will fight against our enemies, both foreign and domestic. This is wrong.
For retired U.S. Army Brigadier General Don Bolduc, one of the first American servicemembers to enter Afghanistan after September 11, watching the scenes of chaos and desperation play out in Kabul this week has been heartbreaking.
As Afghanistan continues to dominate the news cycle, we learn more about what led to the end of America’s longest war. But sometimes lost in the discussions about strategy and tactics is the human element of the story.
By Audrey Conklin , Andrew Murray | Fox News Retired Brig. Gen. Don Bolduc, who served 10 tours in Afghanistan and was one of the first Special Forces officers in the country after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, says U.S. service members and veterans’ efforts in the country “were not in vain.” The Taliban has gained control of more than two-thirds of Afghanistan amid the […]
New Hampshire – Brigadier General (U.S. Army, Ret.), makes the following statement on the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan: “As the state of Afghanistan continues to deteriorate, we should watch those we chose to represent us in Washington, D.C. for leadership. As a former Army General, it frustrates me to witness a lack of responsibility from our […]