NSA Sullivan says mission to evacuate Americans from Afghanistan has 'shifted' from military to 'diplomatic'

海兵隊大将. ケネスF. マッケンジージュニア. 月曜日の夕方、米国の最後の. カブール空港に駐留していた軍隊が去った, 国の軍のドローダウンを完了する, even though hundreds of Americans likely remain.

BIDEN BREAKS PROMISE TO ‘STAY’ IN AFGHANISTAN UNTIL EVERY AMERICAN IS EVACUATED

McKenzie, commander of U.S. Central Command, said some American citizens who wanted to leave Afghanistan remained in the country.

We did not get everybody out that we wanted to get out,” 彼は言った.

サリバン, during an appearance on ABC’s “グッドモーニングアメリカ” Tuesday morning, was asked about the remaining Americans in Afghanistan—individuals, 彼は言った, the Biden Administration is committed togetting out.

We continue our mission to get them out. It’s just that it has shifted from a military mission to a diplomatic mission,” Sullivan said, adding that the U.S. 持っている “considerable leverage over the Taliban to ensure that any remaining American citizen will be able to get out.

Sullivan said that at the beginning of the U.S. mission to evacuate Americans and Afghan allies on Aug. 14, there wasbetween 5,500 そして 6,000 Americans in Afghanistan.” サリバン, touting the administration’s efforts, said theygot out 97 または 98% of those on the ground.

Sullivan said that the administrationcontacted repeatedly” インクルード “small numberof Americans who remain in Afghanistan, saying officials encouraged them tocome to the airport.

アフガニスタン: NUMBER OF AMERICANS SEEKING EVACUATION BEFORE DEADLINE ‘BELOW 250,OFFICIAL SAYS

サリバン, でも, said that the administration iscommitted to getting out and we will work through every available diplomatic means with the enormous leverage that we have and that the international community has to make that happen.

その間, the State Department signed a statement with nearly 100 国, as well as NATO and the European Union, saying that they had receivedassurancesfrom the Taliban that people with travel documents will still be able to leave Afghanistan.

The Taliban has said they will allow normal travel after the U.S. withdrawal is completed on Tuesday and they assume control of the airport.

バイデン大統領, でも, has been criticized for his strategy with regard to Afghanistan, but also for his apparent broken promise to stay in Afghanistan until every American is evacuated.

バイデン, during an interview on Aug. 18, said that the U.S. military objective in Afghanistan was to get “全員” でる, including Americans and Afghan allies and their families.

That’s what we’re doing now, that’s the path we’re on. And I think we’ll get there,” 彼は言った. “If there’s American citizens left, we’re gonna stay to get them all out.

A senior State Department official on Monday put the number of Americans remaining in Afghanistan atbelow 250,and added that the State Department is also committed to evacuatingthose who worked with us,” referring to Afghanpartners.

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