Kamala Harris, Vice President of the United States, chuckled and interrupted a reporter to tell him that Afghanistan is their top priority.
Harris is currently on a South Asia trip and was asked about Afghanistan's situation. Since the Taliban overtook the country, the United States and other Western nations have been working quickly to expel Afghan refugees as well as their citizens.
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Hold on. Hold on. When she was asked questions following her disembarkation from her voyage, she replied: "Slow down everybody." "Hahaha. Um, let me talk about two things. We couldn't give Afghanistan a higher priority at the moment.
Although the Biden administration was slow to address the Afghanistan crisis publicly, it sought to protect Americans as well as Afghan allies from harm after the Taliban quickly rose to power in Afghanistan. This surprised U.S. officials.
Experts in intelligence and military said that the Taliban could defeat Afghanistan's army within months or years. This despite the fact that the former had more troops and received nearly two decades of U.S. training. In an eleven-day offensive, however, the Taliban managed to seize almost the entire country.
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According to a White House official, there have been around 30,000 Afghans evacuated since July. Another 25,100 were evacuated since August 14, an official stated on Sunday. Another official said that 7,800 people were evacuees in the last day.
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