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Defending the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, President Joe Biden said at the White House on Friday: "Look, let's put this thing in perspective. What interest do we have in Afghanistan at this point, with al Qaeda gone? We went to Afghanistan for the express purpose of getting rid of al Qaeda in Afghanistan as well as -- as well as -- getting Osama bin Laden. And we did." ...
The Defense Department has come under fire this week for keeping US forces holed up at Kabul’s international airport while other Western nations’ special forces dash into the city to re… ...
Pentagon officials report 7,000 people have been evacuated from Afghanistan since August 14. Military leaders maintain the airport in Kabul is secure and evacuating people is a priority. ...
CENTCOM says civilian air operations are resuming at the airport in Kabul, but the Taliban is still blocking access. ...

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