Pentagon Spox John Kirby: No Plan to Get Americans to Airport

‘We all understand that the security situation in Kabul is not ideal’

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KIRBY: “We have the right of self-defense, John. And if we’re attacked by the Taliban or by anybody else in our mission in Afghanistan, we’re going to respond accordingly and appropriately, swiftly and, as the President said, forcefully. We have capabilities there at the airport to do that. We are flowing in additional capabilities to provide for the defense of the airport and for the operations there. I’m not going to speculate or hypothesize about whatever any individual operation might be, but we certainly have the capabilities on hand, and we’re gaining more of those capabilities, more combat power over the coming couple of days.”

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