The last U.S. military airplanes have flown out of Afghanistan, carrying on them the lingering members of the American military. Despite the exit, which came in the wee hours of Aug. 31 local time, some Americans have been left behind in the Middle Eastern country.
U.S. Central Command Commander Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr., said in a press conference Monday afternoon that President Joe Biden’s administration is still trying to get American citizens out of Afghanistan, a task that will no doubt be made trickier now that the military is gone.
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“Tonight’s withdrawal signifies both the end of the military component of the evacuation but also the end of the near 20-year mission that began in Afghanistan shortly after Sept. 11, 2001,” said McKenzie. “It’s a mission that brought Osama bin Laden to a just end, along with many of his al Qaeda coconspirators, and it was not a cheap mission.”
Earlier in the day, Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby said the White House does “not anticipate a military role” in the effort to evacuation additional American citizens out of Afghanistan.
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