Defense Department Briefing on Afghanistan Evacuations

Pentagon Spokesperson John Kirby and Army Major General Hank Taylor held a news conference on U.S. efforts to evacuate Americans and Afghans after the fall of the… read more

Pentagon Spokesperson John Kirby and Army Major General Hank Taylor held a news conference on U.S. efforts to evacuate Americans and Afghans after the fall of the country to the Taliban. They responded to questions about evacuation flights, the Kabul Airport security perimeter, access to the airport, and concerns over the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on evacuation efforts. Major General Taylor announced the “best departure results” since the beginning of evacuation efforts, with 21,600 personnel departing Kabul in the last 24 hours. He said that there had been “63,900 American citizens, NATO and other partner personnel, Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) applicants and other vulnerable Afghans now out of harm’s way.” 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 Afghanistan Evacuations

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Program ID:
514246-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Briefing
Location:
Arlington, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 24, 2021 | 10:33am EDT | C-SPAN.org
Last Aired:
Aug 24, 2021 | 12:17pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • Aug 24, 2021 | 10:37am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Aug 24, 2021 | 12:17pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 24, 2021 | 2:59pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Aug 25, 2021 | 3:14am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
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