Democrats Urge Biden Not to Use Russian Bases to Launch Drone StrikesEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

Several Democrats are urging President Joe Biden not to follow through on plans to use Russian bases to launch drone strikes on Afghanistan. Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed the idea during a recent discussion with Biden, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told members of Congress this week. Gen. Mark Milley, the president’s top military adviser, confirmed Wednesday during another hearing that he spoke later with his counterpart to explore the idea. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.) told Milley that the idea caused “the hair on our neck” to start to go up, saying she was speaking for many members of Congress. House Foreign Affairs Chairman Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.) also criticized the proposal, telling the Washington Examiner that the Russians aren’t trustworthy. “I can’t see utilizing a base,” he said. “I don’t think Russia does anything anywhere except with the objective of undermining U.S. interests,” added Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-N.J.). “I wouldn’t want …Read More

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