Pentagon requests civilian airlines' assistance in Afghanistan evacuationPresident Joe Biden gave his third national address in six days on the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan. About 33,000 American citizens and Afghan allies have been evacuated from the country since late July, 11,000 in the last few days alone. About 6,000 U.S. military personnel are deployed to the Kabul airport to help with securing the area.
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Pentagon tells commercial airlines it may compel them to help in Afghan evacuations
The Pentagon "issued a warning order" to U.S. commercial airlines that it may compel them to assist in evacuations from Afghanistan, the Defense Department confirmed in an emailed statement Saturday.Why it matters: President Biden has vowed to use "every means" to evacuate Americans and Afghan allies amid reports of a deteriorating situation at Kabul's airport after the Taliban seized control of the country.Stay on top of the latest market trend…
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The aircraft would not fly into Kabul but would be used to carry people who have already been flown out of Afghanistan, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said.
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