Gen. McKenzie Contradicts Biden Over Withdrawal Plan: ‘I Recommended We Keep 2,500 Troops in Afghanistan’

United States Central Command Commander Gen. Kenneth McKenzie contradicted President Joe Biden on Tuesday, telling members of Congress he advised the president to leave some troops in Afghanistan.

McKenzie made the comment in response to a query from Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), the ranking member on the Senate Armed Services Committee, who asked whether he agreed with an assessment that 2,500 troops should have remained in the country.

“I won’t share my personal recommendation to the president,
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