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Biden administration was warned last month of Afghanistan ‘catastrophe’

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Soldiers march to the ramp of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter that will return them to Kandahar Army Air Field on Sept. 4, 2003.
(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Davis)

Conflicting with President Biden’s insistence that he had no intelligence indicating Kabul would quickly fall upon the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken received a cable in July urging that evacuations be accelerated because the Taliban was quickly gaining ground and the capital was vulnerable to collapse.

The Wall Street Journal reported the July 13 confidential memo, signed by 23 staffers at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, urged the administration to begin evacuating people from the country no later than Aug. 1.

President Biden claimed in an interview with ABC News released Thursday he was never informed that a rapid collapse was possible. He told reporters on July 8 it was “highly unlikely” the Taliban would take control of Afghanistan.

The State Department memo, the Wall Street Journal said, also urged the administration government t

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