EXCLUSIVE: Former President Donald Trump slammed the Biden administration for leaving behind U. S. military equipment in Afghanistan, warning that the Taliban will use U.S. military night-vision goggles to enable "night fighting," and saying the group will ship the "most sophisticated" resources to China and other adversaries to be "re-engineered."
In an exclusive interview with Fox News Digital, the former president slammed the Biden administration’s military withdrawal from Afghanistan last month, calling it the "greatest embarrassment in the history of our country."
"We look like we surrendered. We look like we ran," Trump said.
"We had F-35 fighter jets – the greatest in the world – and they had knives," he added.
U. S. troops destroyed or disabled nearly 100 combat vehicles and dozens of aircraft before leaving Kabul in August, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, but the Taliban inherited a number of U.S.-supplied assault weapons, night-vision goggles, and other U.S. military technology.
"They didn’t disable any equipment," Trump said of the Biden administration. "The equipment is perfect – and if it is not absolutely perfect, it will be fixed, very, very quickly, probably by China or Russia."
Trump went on to tout U. S. military capabilities and equipment as "the best in the world," and warned that the Taliban, using U.S. military night-vision goggles can "do night fighting."
"The goggles are the best in the world, they now have thousands of goggles," Trump said. "They are going to do night fighting, which they would have never done before. They never have done that before."
The former president went on to say that under his administration, he "rebuilt the military with brand new, beautiful equipment."
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