On Sunday, the United States recruited several American airlines to evacuate thousands of Afghans and foreigners from Kabul. After the fall of the Taliban
The Pentagon said Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin had activated a rarely deployed Civil Reserve Aviation Squadron (CRAF) to assist in the movement of people arriving at a U.S. base in the Middle East.
“DOD’s ability to program military forces is linked to commercial industry. Which provides significant transport capacity. As well as a global network to meet daily and emergency needs.
The 18 civilian vehicles of American Airlines, Atlas, Delta, Omni, Hawaiian and United will help transport dozens of military cargo involved in the evacuation. The statement said
Instead of entering and leaving the capital, the planes will transport people from US bases in Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates to European countries and many more. People for USA
Thousands of troops are trying to secure Kabul airport. Washington has set a deadline for the Pentagon to complete one of the largest evacuation missions ever undertaken.
US President Joe Biden has said 15,000 Americans need to be evacuated from Afghanistan. It said the administration wanted to bring at least 50,000 Afghan comrades and their family members out of the country.
Biden has been widely criticized for getting out of trouble after the Taliban’s sudden victory. Biden warned of a desperate attempt to send Americans. Other foreigners and Afghan allies leaving the Taliban-occupied Kabul are dangerous.
The situation was further complicated on Saturday when the U.S. government warned its citizens to stay away from airports because of “security threats.”
The Pentagon said Saturday that 17,000 people have been evacuated since the operation began on August 14, most of them first going to Qatar or Kuwait. A total of 2,500 Americans
The CRAF has been used only twice – to send troops to the 1990-91 Gulf War and again to invade Iraq in 2002-2003.
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