On Friday at 3 a.m., The U.S. military cleared out of Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, ending their long stay there, with 90% of the withdraws complete.
When they departed, they got out of there very quickly, and in the process left a whole lot of items behind, of varying degrees of value.
An Afghan general gave the Associated Press the heads up on what kinds of items were left behind, and it covered everything from energy drinks and bottled water to MRE’s and armored vehicles.
Instead of turning out the lights when they left, the military cut the power to the base.
That cued the looters to roll in and take whatever they could get their hands on.
General Mir Abdullah Kohistani said in total, the U.S. military left about 3.5 million items behind.
What’s on the list? Mundane things like doors, phones, windows and doorknobs.
MRE’s (Meals ready to eat) were left in bulk, along with thousands of bottles of water and energy drinks.
One troop left his guitar.
There were also thousands of civilian vehicles, and hundreds of armored military vehicles.
There was a treasure trove of ammunition, but thankfully the military took most of not all of the big heavy weapons.
With the U.S. military presence no longer on the ground in Afghanistan, intelligence officials are very worried that the Afghan government could topple pithing 6-12 months.