According to CNN, the Pentagon is considering sending some or all of its approximately 4,000 troops stationed in Kuwait. Discussions include getting food.
The goal is to assist US diplomats and some Afghan allies in US forces in the evacuation operation.
Afghanistan currently has 5,000 U.S. troops. 1,000 is an area that has been stationed there for a long time, and the Pentagon decided on Thursday to send an additional 3,000, President Joe Biden announced Saturday.
As the White House said on Sunday, President and Vice President Kamala Harris held a video conference with key security advisers this morning as the Afghan capital was under Taliban control. The conference was to focus on the progress of the eviction process.
The U.S. embassy in Kabul was closed and all staff at the payment sites, facility and flag were taken to the airport. The facility warned U.S. citizens that they would have to take refuge at home if a shell was allegedly dropped at the airport on Sunday.
As part of the operation, embassy staff and U.S. citizens and some Afghan allies and allies of US forces are to be expelled. During Sunday’s telephone briefing with the head of diplomacy, the head of the Pentagon and the senators of General Mark Millie, the executive representatives agreed, however, that not all Afghans were likely to be deported and that the United States had the right to obtain special visas for how quickly the Afghan authorities had collapsed. Initially, this activity will last until the end of the month.
– As the Taliban advances in Afghanistan and the rule of law falls, the expulsion of the most vulnerable should be a priority for the United States. Bob Menendez, chairman of the Democratic Senate Foreign Relations Committee, responded to reports that urgent and immediate action was needed to ensure the safety of our soldiers, diplomats, women and civil society activists.
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