New Yorker Editor: Not Possible To Evacuate All US Allies From Afghanistan By Aug 31st 1

New Yorker Editor: Not Possible To Evacuate All US Allies From Afghanistan By Aug 31st

 

NewYorker.com executive editor David Rohde, former senior advisor to Defense Secretary Ash Carter, Mark Jacobson, and NBC News’ Pentagon reporter Courtney Kube break down the complicated logistics of evacuating US allies and citizens out of Afghanistan
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51 comments

  1. I hope to God that Biden will not let the Taliban dictate to us (after EVERYTHING), how this will end.

    1. @G Eak Ask Trump. It was a condition of his deal, Part 1 section B clause 2 – The United States, its allies, and the Coalition will withdraw all their forces from
      remaining bases.

    2. It’s not just Biden 20 years and no progress that’s why we’re getting out more than engaging diplomatic resolutions will be the answer

    3. @Mik Rod We can’t get out!! We tried to leave and had to turnaround and send 5,000 more back there. Now we have hostages numbering in the tens of thousands.

    4. @Suomy Nona Same BS deflecting this is on Biden he broke the may 1st withdrawal date. Then set a Sept. 11th date so he could do a George Bush mission complete photo-op. Only the dense like yourself are buying into that lets blame Trump crap.

  2. It would be a good strategy for Biden to not announce an extension until the last minute so the Taliban has less time to plan and react.

    1. My Native American friends are puzzled as to why the US is determined to abide by that August 31st deadline considering the U.S. has a long history of making deals and moving goal posts but time will tell. I believe the United States wouldn’t hesitate to change the withdrawal date, right this second, if the United States felt it had the leverage to do so. I also believe the only reason United States hasn’t openly disregarded that date is because of the strategical disadvantage we currently have, having so many people to evacuate and only one single airstrip to do it. There is only one freaking runway at that airport and one RPG to one plane and no one is going anywhere. That was the amazing plan btw. To evacuate an estimated 100,000 people from a single runway in the middle of a bustling city in the last few weeks before Aug 31st. Or maybe Joe Biden has a brilliant strategic move he is about to bust out? I don’t think so. I also believe we will soon discover he sent an inadequate number of US troops to redeploy for this evacuation deadline to be met. Same Joe Biden that voted for the war in Afghanistan 20 years ago. The same Joe Biden that advised Barack Obama against the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden. The same Joe Biden that just told us on Aug 20th that there were no reports of Americans having trouble getting to Kabul airport. That’s him!

    2. @Ray c Have you been watching liberal media lately…they have been consistently presenting both sides of this issue. It would be political suicide for him not to keep his promise to get Americans out so I think he might have something unexpected planned.

    3. It’s not the reactions of US Military but rather how lightning fast the 300k strong & US Trained for last 20 years of Afghans soldiers.

    4. @Caron Adams watch the british house of commons inquiry into it. Nowhere on main stream media does it talk about Biden unilateral deciding to stay until Sept 11th or talk about him pulling air cover with out telling our allies. Or Biden negotiating with the Taliban without NATO

    5. @Caron Adams btw it was just announced we are leaving on the 31st and leaving them behind. Yesterday an american woman was beaten, had her passport taken and not allowed to go to the airport because she did not have a male with her outside.

  3. Anybody who tells you they have a full accounting of personnel in Afghanistan is absolutely lying to you

    1. @brian g. Biden closed down the office trump created that tracked people in case of emergency withdrawal. I’m not even joking…..I wish I was

    2. @gary quarty it’s hilarious how people are so willing to spout basic lies and call other people fools. You don’t need even need id to get into most countries you can just walk in…. You don’t even need a military ID to get on some flight to Afghanistan….. The whole world is not america you should travel

    1. @Sarah Jorae I have no Idea why they are there. When was war declared there? I must have missed it. Tell me.

    2. @Mister X how is Biden betraying Afghanistan army pulling air support and non combat contractors that kept the afghan air force and logistics running proved any of that????? Wakey wakey the media monopoly that buys it’s competition and censors it’s political opponents is not liberal it’s Facists. Wakey wakey

    3. @Ray c China already has full diplomatic relations with the Taliband. Kinda fast…… don’t you think? Seems suspicious.

    4. @Ray c Who do you think bought and paid for the War in Iraq and Afghanistan? China! They purchased our US Treasury Bills, Bonds, and Notes to allow for the US to fight its wars.

  4. Someone doing what they can, under extremely desperate conditions, doesn’t accurately portray what they would be willing to do under more favorable conditions.

    1. @Painkiller Jones He said he knows people who went to an Afghan wedding. Not too bright on the timing. That is if he’s telling the truth which he most likely isn’t.

  5. And one more thing why is the Taliban the crowd control outside of that airport we should have US military there.

    1. Afghan families described being able to safely pass through Taliban checkpoints only to be deterred by U.S. troops firing in the air at the airport. It seems many of the U.S. troops are Tucker Carlson supporters trying to block Afghan refugees from entering the U.S.

  6. Nice of the Pentagon to mention Great Britain and France in last night’s press conference. Thanks USA . Shoulder to shoulder you said when we came in with our troops 20 years ago. Nice co work Biden . UK is going to be asking to push back the withdrawal date at G7. Go Boris!

    1. I hope you watched the parliament hearing Boris told what’s up. Our news is lying to us soon.much about this. Biden wanted to stay till Sept 11th for a photo op and would not pick up the phone for days when Boris was calling

  7. Tbh , I think we should extend for at least one more month , the Taliban may retaliate but they would be dumb to attack American soilders

    1. They have state of the art weapons now and way out number the American troops and have 1,000s of American hostage’s. They hold the cards .biden* wont know what to do.

    2. My Native American friends are puzzled as to why the US is determined to abide by that August 31st deadline as well considering the U.S. has a long history of making deals and moving goal posts. Unfortunately, the realist in me believes the United States wouldn’t hesitate to change the withdrawal date, right this second, if the United States felt it had the leverage to do so. The realist in me, is worried the only reason United States hasn’t openly disregarded that date is because of the strategical disadvantage we currently have, having so many people to evacuate and only one single airstrip to do it. Yes, the Kabul airport has only one freaking runway! That was the plan apparently. To evacuate tens of thousands of people from a single runway in the middle of a bustling city in the last few weeks before August 31st. One RPG to a fleeing plane and no one is going anywhere and unfortunately the Taliban walk around with RPGs like the kids over here walk around with Beats headphones.

  8. Taliban Gun Control:
    “Give us your guns, or we shoot you with OURS!”
    You probably think this type of gun control is impossible in the U.S.
    You probably also thought we’d never have a president who would leave the safety, security and well-being of U.S. citizens up to the ‘good graces’ of an international terrorist organization.

  9. Casualties of war sad but this disaster is 20 years in the making at least now we know there was absolutely no progress being made can’t blame this on Biden even the exit strategy might be criticized it’s the right decision

  10. You can’t spin this. Once the Taliban came out and started aggressive take over of villages. Every individual could have been destroyed.

  11. As usual the Repugnant party set the situation for YEARS and it is Biden who is stuck with the problem and BLAMED for it all. Sick!

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