Updates About Afghanistan Situation From The U.S. State Department, Aug. 23, 2021
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Streamed about 41 minutes ago, on Monday, August 23, 2021, around 3:50 pm., in the video “LIVE: State Department spokesperson Ned Price holds briefing“, below:
Over 10,400 people had been evacuated from Kabul, Afghanistan, by 28 U.S. military flights, between 3:00 am on Aug. 22 to 3:00 am Aug. 23, 2021. Additionally, 61 coalition aircrafts evacuated 5,900 people from Kabul. Since Aug. 14, 2021, U.S. has evacuated and facilitated the evacuation of over 37,000 people. Since end of July of 2021, U.S. has helped relocating 42,000 people. At the U.S. State Department, employees are working around the clock to help evacuating American citizens, thousands of calls were made over the weekend. U.S. citizens should check U.S. Embassy web site (for Afghanistan) for the latest updates. Americans in Afghanistan and their immediate family are encouraged to use the Repatriation Assistance Form and/or go to the U.S. Embassy Kabul Repatriation Assistance Request 2021to register for departure if haven’t already done so.
United States wants to thank governments of: Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Italy, and Spain for their help with efforts in safely transiting U.S. citizens, at risk Afghans, and other evacuees from Afghanistan. Germany, Italy, and Spain’s armed forces bravely served alongside U.S. troops and other NATO allies in Afghanistan and they are now continuing to support the Afghan people by collaborating with our ongoing effort to evacuate Afghans at risk. President Biden and Secretary Blinken have personally expressed our gratitude for their continuing support as friends and allies and for assisting temporary transit of Afghans to safety.
U.S. State Department is focused on a peaceful and orderly transition to an inclusive government with broad support.
Before any one would be brought into the United States, that person would undergo a vigorous vet, including intelligence, law enforcement, counter-intelligence professionals to insure the rigorous security standard.
National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan talks about the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, during an interview with Meet the Press, in the video published on Aug. 22, 2021, “Full NSA Sullivan Interview: Kabul Evacuation Is ‘Very Risky and Dangerous‘”, below:
Retired U.S. Army Captain Dan Berschinski, who was severely wounded in Afghanistan in 2009, tells Jonathan Capehart, “I think the messiness of this withdrawal is just one other unfortunate data point that indicates that our 20 year long effort in Afghanistan was ultimately pointless.” in the video published on Aug. 22, 2021, “Retired U.S. Army Captain Dan Berschinski Discusses If 20 Years In Afghanistan Was Worth It“, below:
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