Biden national security adviser says evacuations from Kabul will continue

Posted on AllSides August 16th, 2021
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Afghanistan, evacuations

President Joe Biden’s top national security officials said Monday the administration was confident it could continue evacuation flights out of Afghanistan, carrying Americans and Afghans to safety amid the collapse of the government in Kabul.

But the officials conceded the international airport in the Afghan capital was not yet secure and acknowledged additional U.S. forces would be deployed to facilitate the evacuations amid the Taliban’s takeover of the country.

“We believe that we can effectuate an ongoing evacuation of American citizens, of Afghans who worked for us — including interpreters...

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