The United States plans to use commercial passenger planes to evacuate people from Afghanistan US Department of Defense. Minister Lloyd Austin, also known as the Civil Reserve Air Fleet, has called on the Pentagon to assist in emergencies. The plane does not fly directly to Kabul, but picks up people from US bases in Qatar and Bahrain.
According to the Pentagon, a total of 18 passenger planes will be used, four from United Airlines, two from American Airlines, Atlas Air, Delta Air Lines and two from Omni Air and Hawaii Airlines. This is the third time the Civil Reserve Air Fleet has been established since the 1950s. This was previously done to transport soldiers during the Gulf War in 1990 and 1991 and the Iraq War in 2002 and 2003.
It is estimated that more than 10,000 Americans are yet to be taken out of Afghanistan, and President Joe Biden’s administration plans to bring in another 50,000 Afghans. The airport in and around Kabul has been in turmoil for days. The United States on Saturday called on Americans to stay away from the airport because of major security risks.
“We will do everything we can to take every American citizen who wants to leave,” Austin said in an interview with the show. This week From the news channel ABC. “We continue to creatively look at different ways to reach American citizens and help them get to the airport.”
President Joe Biden said last week that U.S. troops would be in Afghanistan by the August 31 deadline if needed, otherwise not all U.S. citizens would want to leave the country.
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