Was President Biden been Misled by the Generals in Afghanistan or Was the Fall-out His Own Misjudgment? [closed]

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Prior to and during the troop withdrawal, President Biden has said repeatedly that he was adequately informed on the situations, has received daily briefings, and constantly discussed and listened to the generals on the ground. So what exactly the generals have informed/advised the President on this matter? Did President Biden has followed through with the advice? Or, the chaos is mainly caused by the failure of the US military?

An opinion piece from Republican congressman Chris Stewart has raised a similar question:

"Just days ago, Biden assured the American people that the withdrawal was going as planned, and that the Afghan army was well equipped, prepared and able to defend its country. We now know that everything he said was untrue. Did the generals mislead Biden and the American people, or were they simply — and historically — incompetent?"

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Contrary to Joe W's claim - "classified information", here is an article that says "In contrast to the numerous Trump policies he reversed, he opted to carry out Mr. Trump’s deal with the Taliban instead of trying to renegotiate it. In so doing, he overruled his top military commanders: Gen. Frank McKenzie, the commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East; Gen. Austin Scott Miller, who led NATO forces in Afghanistan; and Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Citing the risks of removing American forces to Afghan security and the U.S. Embassy, they recommended that the U.S. keep 2,500 troops in Afghanistan while stepping up diplomacy to try to cement a peace agreement. https://trumptrainnews.com/2021/08/16/report-top-generals-advised-against-bidens-afghanistan-withdrawal/

I believe there is much more information on this matter, that's why I was asking.

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In response to Phillip's questioning on the validity of the above citation (he claims it seemly made up by Trump :), please read this WSJ article, titled "Biden Rebuffed Commanders’ Advice in Decision to Leave Afghanistan" https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-rebuffed-commanders-advice-in-decision-to-leave-afghanistan-11618696597

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