President Joseph Biden has approved the deployment of about six thousand troops to Afghanistan to help evacuate United States citizens in the Taliban-occupied nation.
Biden said this on Monday when he delivered his presidential address on the turmoil in the Middle East country.
“Over the coming days we intend to transport out thousands of American citizens who have been living and working in Afghanistan while also continuing to support the safe departure of civilian personnel of our allies who are still serving in Afghanistan.
He also said the USA troops will help evacuate Afghans who are eligible.
“The U.S. military will assist in moving special immigrant visa-eligible Afghans and their families out of Afghanistan,” the president said.
“American troops are performing this mission as professionally and effectively as they always do. But it is not without risks.”
“As we carry out this departure, we have made it clear to the Taliban that if they attack our personnel or disrupt our operation, the U.S. response will be swift and forceful. We will defend our people with devastating force if necessary,” he said.
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