Defense Department Briefing on Taliban Takeover of Afghanistan

Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby and Army Major General Hank Taylor held a news conference on U.S. efforts to evacuate Americans and… read more

Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby and Army Major General Hank Taylor held a news conference on U.S. efforts to evacuate Americans and Afghans after the the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. They responded to questions about evacuation flights, the Kabul airport security perimeter, a recent warning the U.S. Embassy issued to U.S. citizens to not travel to the Kabul airport, and reports that the Afghan army had begun to rise up against the Taliban. Major General Taylor announced during his remarks that, since July, the U.S. military had evacuated approximately 22,000 people from Afghanistan, with 17,000 people since the start of the evacuation operation on August 14. close

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  • John Kirby Press Secretary Department of Defense
  • Hank Taylor Deputy Director Joint Chiefs of Staff->Regional Operations

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Defense Department Briefing on Taliban Takeover of Afghanistan

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Program ID:
514198-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Briefing
Location:
Arlington, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 21, 2021 | 10:54am EDT | C-SPAN.org
Last Aired:
Aug 22, 2021 | 6:24am EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • Aug 21, 2021 | 2:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 21, 2021 | 6:16pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Aug 21, 2021 | 7:26pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 22, 2021 | 12:08am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 22, 2021 | 6:24am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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