“We saw what needed to be done to deliver hope and freedom,” 중위가 말했다. 안부. Eric Kut.
“We knew the capability of our aircraft and what we needed to do – do it safely and effectively. With all the crew members I had, I had the utmost trust in them to get it done and to make sure that we could get them to safe passage.”
미국. 가졌다 evacuated nearly 7,000 사람들 as of Thursday and had returned more than 5,200 troops to the ground in Afghanistan, according to Maj. Gen. James E. 테일러.
Taylor said in a 오각형 press briefing Thursday that 12 flights had departed from Kabul with a total of about 2,000 evacuees in the previous 24 시간.
이것의. 린지 그레이엄, R-S.C., 전국적으로 역사적으로 높은 가스 가격 속에서 소유자가 추가 보안 예방 조치를 취하도록 촉구 strong stance on the ongoing crisis, saying on “여우 & 친구” President Biden should be impeached if any Americans or Afghan allies are left behind.
“If we leave one American behind. If we don’t get all those Afghans who stepped up to the plate to help us out, then Joe Biden, 내 보기에, has committed a high crime and misdemeanor under the Constitution and should be impeached,” 그레이엄이 말했다.
The Air Force crew, 하나, was focused solely on its mission – to safely and effectively evacuate people and while bringing hope.
“We were doing what we were trained to do,” Kut said. “다시 한번, making sure that we answer our nation’s call to deliver that freedom.”
폭스 뉴스’ Nikolas Lanum contributed to this report.