U.S. President Joe Biden discusses his ‘Construct Again Higher’ agenda and administration efforts to “decrease prescription drug costs” throughout a speech within the East Room on the White Home in Washington, August 12, 2021.
Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters
U.S. President Joe Biden mentioned on Saturday he has accredited further army forces to go to Kabul to assist safely draw down the American embassy and take away personnel from Afghanistan.
“Primarily based on the suggestions of our diplomatic, army and intelligence groups, I’ve approved the deployment of roughly 5,000 U.S. troops to ensure we are able to have an orderly and secure drawdown of U.S. personnel and different allied personnel,” Biden mentioned, including it will even be to evacuate some Afghans going via a particular visa program.
A U.S. protection official, talking on the situation of anonymity, mentioned of the 5,000 Biden introduced, 4,000 had been already beforehand introduced however about 1,000 had been newly accredited and can be from the 82nd airborne division.