Pentagon on wretched conditions for Afghans at Qatar base: "Nobody’s making excuses"

Posted on AllSides August 24th, 2021
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Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby said Tuesday that "nobody is making excuses" and "everybody's focused on trying" to improve the conditions at the Qatar air base housing Afghan evacuees after Axios reported the base was awash with loose feces and urine and a rat infestation.

Driving the news: In an email obtained by Axios, a U.S. official describes conditions at the Al Udeid Air Base in Doha as "a living hell." The email highlights the despair inside the federal government and some elements of the Biden administration at the handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal,...

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