Biden’s State Dept. fails to explain lack of support for Afghan allies

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FILE – In this Nov. 30, 2017, file photo, American soldiers wait on the tarmac in Logar province, Afghanistan. The withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan is leaving intelligence agencies scrambling for other ways to monitor and stop terrorists. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)

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UPDATED 6:30 AM PT – Thursday, July 15, 2021

Joe Biden’s State Department is struggling to explain the relocation of Afghan interpreters and allies to other countries. During a press briefing Wednesday, department officials faced criticism for not doing enough to protect those who were helping U.S. troops.

This comes as the Taliban continues to advance amid the pullout of U.S. troops, which critics have said may produce violence and chaos in the country.

“President Biden has emphasized this ever since he announced the military withdrawal, the U.S. is not abandoning Afghanistan,” claimed State Department spokesperson Ned Price.

Biden’s officials are reportedly planning to begin “evacuations” of Afghan allies later this month, but their fate remains unclear.

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