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3 big takeaways from the Mark Milley hearing

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AUSTIN: Well, first of all, I know the president to be an honest and forthright man. And secondly —COTTON: It’s a simple question, Secretary Austin. He said no senior military leader advised him to leave a small troop presence behind. Is that true or not? Did these officers and General Miller’s recommendations get to the president, personally?AUSTIN: Their input was received by the president and considered by the president, for sure. In terms of what they specifically recommended, senator, as they just said, they’re not going to provide what they recommended in confidence.

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