According to the statement, an internal memo stated:
“Facilities will provide destruction support between 0830 and 1600 daily until further notice. Please take advantage and reduce the amount of sensitive material on the property. Please also include items embassy or agency logos, American flags, or items which could be misused in propaganda efforts.”
According to the statement, this is mostly because the Taliban now controls the majority of Afghanistan and just in the last 48 hours has gone from being nearly 100 miles away from Kabul to within just a few miles.
The Taliban seized a significant amount of U.S. Military hardware and weapons. Biden was forced to redeploy thousands of U.S. forces to Kabul to assist with evacuation. And, last month he said that the likelihood there’s going to be the Taliban overrunning everything and owning the whole country is highly unlikely.
Mike Pompeo, the former CIA director and Secretary of State, said:
“I don’t know exactly what they are doing, but we had conditions attached to how we were thinking about this withdrawal — I was part of those negotiations. I was also in the room when President Trump made very clear to Mullah Baradar, the senior Taliban negotiator, that if you threatened an American, if you scared an American, certainly if you hurt an American, that we would bring all American power to bear to make sure that we went to your village, to your house. We were very clear about the things we were prepared to do to protect American lives. And indeed, since we began those negotiations back in February of 2020, there wasn’t a single American killed by the Taliban. We had established a deterrence model.”