Defense Department Briefing on Taliban Takeover of Afghanistan

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Mark Milley briefed reporters on the situation in Afghanistan after the Taliban seized… read more

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Mark Milley briefed reporters on the situation in Afghanistan after the Taliban seized control of the country. They said that their goal was to evacuate as many people out of the country as they could, including all Americans who want to leave, and that the Kabul airport had been secured by American troops. When talking about the situation in Afghanistan, Secretary Austin said, “All of this is very personal for me. This is a war that I fought in and led. I know the country, I know the people, and I know those who fought alongside me.” He went on to say that “we have a moral obligation to help those who helped us, and I feel the urgency deeply.” close

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Defense Department Briefing on Taliban Takeover of Afghanistan

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Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Arlington, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 18, 2021 | 3:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Aug 18, 2021 | 9:09pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • Aug 18, 2021 | 3:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 18, 2021 | 6:17pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 18, 2021 | 7:34pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Aug 18, 2021 | 9:09pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 19, 2021 | 3:14am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Aug 19, 2021 | 5:07am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
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