White House Daily Briefing

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki and National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan held a briefing to discuss the situation in Afghanistan as well as other news of… read more

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki and National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan held a briefing to discuss the situation in Afghanistan as well as other news of the day. Regarding the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan and U.S. troop withdrawal, the national security adviser said, “What has unfolded over the past month has proven decisively that it would have taken a significant American troop presence, multiple times greater, than what President Biden was handed, to stop a Taliban onslaught,” and that “we would have taken casualties.” When asked about the chaos in Afghanistan, he said that the president and the entire national security team take "responsibility for every decision the United States government took with respect to Afghanistan, because, as he said, the buck stops with him. close

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White House Daily Briefing

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News Briefing
Location:
Briefing Room, White House, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 17, 2021 | 1:33pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Aug 18, 2021 | 3:10am EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • Aug 17, 2021 | 1:30pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Aug 17, 2021 | 1:33pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 17, 2021 | 5:32pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 17, 2021 | 7:26pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Aug 17, 2021 | 8:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 18, 2021 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Aug 18, 2021 | 3:10am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 18, 2021 | 5:32am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
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