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Joint statement on Afghanistan from Departments of State and Defense

The following is the text of a joint statement released by the Department of State and Department of Defense on Afghanistan:

At present we are completing a series of steps to secure the Hamid Karzai International Airport to enable the safe departure of U.S. and allied personnel from Afghanistan via civilian and military flights. Over the next 48 hours, we will have expanded our security presence to nearly 6,000 troops, with a mission focused solely on facilitating these efforts and will be taking over air traffic control. Tomorrow and over the coming days, we will be transferring out of the country thousands of American citizens who have been resident in Afghanistan, as well as locally employed staff of the U.S. mission in Kabul and their families and other particularly vulnerable Afghan nationals. And we will accelerate the evacuation of thousands of Afghans eligible for U.S. Special Immigrant Visas, nearly 2,000 of whom have already arrived in the United States over the past two weeks. For all categories, Afghans who have cleared security screening will continue to be transferred directly to the United States. And we will find additional locations for those yet to be screened.
The article above was released by the United States Department of Defense.

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  1. Even many Democrats now realize that Joe Biden is an empty suit when it comes to being President and protecting America. Let me spell it out for those folks who hated President Trump’s tweets: JOE BIDEN WITH HIS EARLY SIGNS OF DEMENTIA IS A DISASTER FOR THE UNITED STATES! Whether Biden is destroying the US with open borders (illegal aliens bringing the virus with them) or in foreign countries such as Afghanistan, Biden is an absolute disaster! Toss in rampant inflation in the grocery stores and at the gas pumps! Plus, all the escalating violence. Look up “disaster” in the dictionary: it is spelled BIDEN!

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