US seeks to secure Kabul airport after chaos


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US seeks to secure Kabul airport after chaos
Countries all over the world prepare evacuation efforts as Afghans climb US airplanes in desperation to flee Taliban.
AUGUST 16, 2021

The United States will focus on securing the Kabul airport and additional US forces will flow into the airport on Monday and Tuesday, US Deputy National Security Adviser Jon Finer said, as people tried to flee a day after Taliban insurgents seized the Afghan capital. The United States has temporarily halted all evacuation flights from Kabul to clear people who had converged on the airfield, a US defense official told Reuters, but did not say how long the pause would last.

The defense official said the United States aims get tens of thousands of at-risk Afghans who worked for the US government out of Afghanistan and was looking at temporarily housing them at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin and Fort Bliss in Texas. The United States was focused intensively on securing the Kabul airport on Monday, US Deputy National Security Adviser Jon Finer told MSNBC. The goal was to continue civilian evacuation flights for American citizens in Afghanistan, Afghans who worked alongside the US over the past 20 years and for other particularly vulnerable Afghans, he said. The chaos at the Kabul airport has hindered the evacuation operations of other countries.


Tall Timbers

Imperfect but forgiven
Since the Taliban now control and rule Afghanistan, except for that airport in Kabul, I'm not able to visualize how the US will be able to see massive numbers of aircraft sorties safely in and out of the airport, unless the Taliban allow it. It seems like the more military we send in, the greater the potential disaster. Praying for our troops :pray:pray:pray