Biden decides to stick with Aug. 31 final pullout from Kabul
WASHINGTON (AP) — An administration official says President Joe Biden has decided to stick with his Aug. 31 deadline for completing a U.S.-led evacuation of Americans and at-risk Afghans from the Kabul airport and for withdrawing the remaining U.S. forces.
The source spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a decision not yet publicly announced. Earlier the White House said the military pulled off its biggest day of evacuation flights of Afghanistan since the operation began. A Taliban spokesman said in Kabul that the group will insist the United States complete its withdrawal by Aug. 31.
- Department of Defense releases pictures of Fort McCoy as the Monroe County military installation is housing Afghan refugees
- Afghan refugees arrive at Fort McCoy
- Evers embraces Wisconsin’s chance to host Afghan refugees at Fort McCoy
- 41 years later: Cuban refugees once housed at Fort McCoy
COPYRIGHT 2021 BY NEWS 8 NOW/NEWS 8000. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. THIS MATERIAL MAY NOT BE PUBLISHED, BROADCAST, REWRITTEN OR REDISTRIBUTED.