According to emails obtained by The Daily Wire, top Pentagon officials were working to get the U.S. Secretary of Defense to sign a “climate change initiative” during the disastrous 2021 Afghanistan withdrawal.

The outlet says Pentagon officials and the White House attempted to finalize the “Department of Defense Climate Adaptation Plan,” which “declares climate change a major national security risk.”

During the botched withdrawal, 13 U.S. service members and 170 Afghan civilians tragically died in a bombing at the Kabul airport.

The emails should infuriate those impacted by the cataclysmic disaster led by the Biden administration.

Instead of prioritizing safety, climate change discussions reportedly were injected into every decision.


The Daily Wire provided the details:

The emails indicate frustration from climate change-focused Pentagon officials at the difficulty of getting the plan signed — but that ultimately their determination to focus on climate change even during the Afghanistan withdrawal paid off. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin signed the climate initiative on September 1, just six days after 13 Americans were killed by a Taliban suicide bomber.

James Fitzpatrick, a member of the U.S. Army Reserve who obtained the emails through his organization, the Center to Advance Security in America, says the emails show military leadership was being “hounded” by climate activists within the government as it was trying to navigate withdrawal.

“While the Biden Administration was in the middle of a disastrous and deadly Afghanistan withdrawal, our top military leaders were being hounded by DoD climate activists to fast track a plan to transform the Department by forcing politically charged climate change discussions into every decision the DoD makes,” Fitzpatrick said.

At the center of the push were two senior Pentagon officials: Joe Bryan, the Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Defense for Climate, and Richard Kidd, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Environment & Energy Resilience. The pair traded emails throughout the Afghanistan crisis on the Climate Adaptation Plan, strategizing on how to get it signed by Austin.

“I think it’s a tough lift to get [Secretary of Defense] to sign the CAP this week. He’s not looking at much that isn’t Afghanistan-related,” wrote Bryan on August 17, a day after President Joe Biden addressed the nation about the ongoing crisis in Kabul. Bryan suggested escalating the issue to a White House official named Andrew Mayock, who was appointed Biden’s Chief Sustainability Officer.

The American people still don’t have accountability from the Biden administration on the botched Afghanistan withdrawal.

Rep. Cory Mills (R-FL) introduced articles of impeachment against U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin for the disaster.

Articles of Impeachment Filed Against Secretary of Defense, Here’s Why

“High-level officials in this administration blatantly ignored intel that Americans and our allied partners in Kabul would be left behind in harm’s way unless the U.S. corrected course in our withdrawal. As a result, nearly 200 people, including 13 American servicemembers, were murdered at Abbey Gate in Kabul, Afghanistan two years ago,” Mills said.

“Because of this clear dereliction of duty, today I am introducing articles of impeachment for Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. It’s not enough for Congress to hold committee hearings. We must start taking real action to address the complete failure of this administration.”

“Tomorrow marks two years to the day that we lost 13 of our brave servicemembers. The fact that it has been two entire years without any member of this administration being held accountable is unfathomable. That changes today,” he added.

Read the full report at The Daily Wire.


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