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Politics Aug 24Biden decides to stick with Aug. 31 final pullout from Kabul
President Joe Biden has decided to stick with his Aug. 31 deadline for completing the U.S.-led evacuation from Afghanistan, an administration official said Tuesday.
Politics Aug 24WATCH: Biden keeps to Aug. 31 Kabul evacuation deadline despite criticism
U.S. President Joe Biden declared Tuesday he is sticking to his Aug. 31 deadline for completing a risky airlift of Americans, endangered Afghans and others seeking to escape Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.
World Aug 23U.S. troops surge evacuations out of Afghanistan but threats persist
Twenty-eight U.S. military flights ferried about 10,400 people to safety out of Taliban-held Afghanistan over the 24 hours that ended early Monday morning, a White House official said.
Politics Aug 20WATCH: Biden pledges to Americans in Kabul ‘we will get you home’
Biden’s comments at a White House news conference came as the U.S. government struggles to ramp up a massive airlift of Americans and other foreigners and vulnerable Afghans, rescuing them from a Taliban takeover of the country.
World Aug 19Biden says troops will stay in Afghanistan to evacuate Americans
Biden said he's committed to keeping U.S. troops in Afghanistan until every American is evacuated, even if that means maintaining a military presence beyond his Aug. 31 deadline for withdrawal.
Politics Aug 18WATCH: Defense officials say U.S. troops can’t escort Afghans to Kabul airport
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says the U.S. military doesn’t have the capacity at this point to extend security forces beyond the perimeter of the Kabul airport in order to get more civilians safely evacuated out of Afghanistan.
Politics Aug 17WATCH: White House says Taliban has agreed to allow civilian ‘safe passage’
Jake Sullivan acknowledged reports that some civilians were encountering resistance — “being turned away or pushed back or even beaten” — as they tried to reach the Kabul international airport.
World Aug 17WATCH: U.S. military airlift from Kabul to accelerate, per Defense Department officials
The U.S. military is coordinating with the Taliban while accelerating the airlift of Americans and Afghan allies from the Kabul airport, and also bringing in additional U.S. troops in a scramble to complete the evacuation in two weeks, Pentagon officials…
World Aug 13WATCH: U.S. rushes in troops to speed up evacuations in Afghanistan
Three thousand fresh U.S. troops were rushing to Kabul to speed evacuation flights for some American diplomats and thousands of Afghans, as the Taliban pressed a lightning offensive that has captured much of the country.
World Aug 12U.S. sends 3,000 troops to Kabul to evacuate some embassy staff
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Thursday the Army and Marine forces will enter Afghanistan within the next two days to assist at the Kabul airport with the partial embassy evacuation.