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Aircraft in Hawaii might aid Afghanistan pullout

  • CAPT. CHRIS HERBERT/U.S. AIR FORCE VIA AP
                                Afghan citizens pack inside a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III, as they are transported from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 15. The Taliban on Sunday swept into Kabul, the Afghan capital, after capturing most of Afghanistan.

    CAPT. CHRIS HERBERT/U.S. AIR FORCE VIA AP

    Afghan citizens pack inside a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III, as they are transported from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 15. The Taliban on Sunday swept into Kabul, the Afghan capital, after capturing most of Afghanistan.

  • JIM HUYLEBROEK / NEW YORK TIMES
                                Afghans and travelers passed through checkpoints Sunday at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, ahead of the Taliban’s arrival.

    JIM HUYLEBROEK / NEW YORK TIMES

    Afghans and travelers passed through checkpoints Sunday at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, ahead of the Taliban’s arrival.

  • VERIFIED UGC VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Hundreds of people ran alongside a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane today as it moved down a runway of the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. Thousands of Afghans have rushed onto the tarmac of Kabul’s international airport, some so desperate to escape the Taliban capture of their country that they held onto an American military jet as it took off and plunged to death.

    VERIFIED UGC VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Hundreds of people ran alongside a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane today as it moved down a runway of the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. Thousands of Afghans have rushed onto the tarmac of Kabul’s international airport, some so desperate to escape the Taliban capture of their country that they held onto an American military jet as it took off and plunged to death.

Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said today that some of the steps called for by Kahele are now in motion. Read more

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