The transcripts of the trial of Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia. More…

No, not exactly. From a military perspective, counsel, and I'm sure any military person here will understand, one of the toughest things you have during a period like this, even when you are withdrawing from an area sometimes more force is applied during withdrawal than when you are there, because you are most vulnerable. So even with the fighting around Monrovia, even with stepping down we still had to be strong enough to keep the enemy from overwhelming us, okay, and destroying us before we reached to that point of removal.

So no matter what the situation is, once we placed the order and took the decision, the arms coming would not have determined our desire to leave or not leave. What it was important for was to making sure that we were adequately protected while that process took place.

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