According to reports hundreds if not thousands of Americans will be left in Afghanistan after August 31st deadline;
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“Military continues to retrograde and depart [the] airport,” the source told Fox News. “Almost a certainty that Americans will be left behind.”
- As news unfolded Thursday, the president held meetings with Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin as well as Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley and ground commanders. He is continuing to be briefed on the situation.
- The source also noted that the Americans left behind in the country “will have to be extracted after-the-fact through either Taliban negotiation or unconventional means.”
- At least 12 U.S. Marines and 1 Naval medic were killed in Thursday’s bombings, a U.S. official reports.