Evacuation Operations Underway at US Embassy in Kabul as Taliban Rages Through Afghanistan

By  //  August 13, 2021

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ABOVE VIDEO: Former CIA Station Chief and Fox News contributor Dan Hoffman joins ‘America’s Newsroom’ to discuss the U.S. sending troops to evacuate Americans from Kabul.

(FOX NEWS) – The U.S. military will help evacuate Americans from the embassy in Kabul as the security situation deteriorates across Afghanistan, two officials confirmed Thursday to Fox News.

The plans to evacuate the Americans were briefed to President Biden earlier Thursday in order to get his approval, one official added. The military will evacuate “thousands” of American citizens and Afghan interpreters from Kabul.

“Things are moving,” one official said.

A senior White House official told Fox News that President Biden held a meeting about the move Wednesday night, tasking his principals and then meeting with them again Thursday morning. The defense secretary and national security adviser also briefed Biden Thursday morning, and he gave the order. Biden separately engaged the secretary of state Thursday morning to discuss diplomatic strategy, the official said.