US Flights Out of Afghanistan Set to ‘Increase Significantly’ as Aug. 31 Deadline Nears

Posted on AllSides August 23rd, 2021
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U.S. AIR FORCE / AIRMAN 1ST CLASS KYLIE BARROW

The U.S. Air Force has more than 230 cargo planes, tankers, and other aircraft now committed to the massive airlift underway in Kabul and evacuation flights are expected to “increase significantly” in the coming hours, as the U.S. races to get people out before Aug. 31, according to a defense official. 

“It’s going to build, to increase significantly,” the official told Defense One on the condition they not be named. “You are going to see a significant uptick in the number of transport aircraft going in there and the volume and pace...

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