The Heat: Taliban Takeover and Kabul evacuation

The Heat

The race to evacuate Americans and allies from Afghanistan goes on amid sparring over a possible deadline extension.

The United States says it is striving to evacuate as many people as possible from the airport in Kabul “by the end of the month.”

About 16,000 people made it on flights over the past 24 hours. But with thousands more seeking to leave, U.S. President Joe Biden says the evacuation deadline may need to be extended – something the Taliban says they’re not willing to do.

To discuss:

  • Saad Mohesni is Chairman and CEO, Moby Group 
  • Torek Farhadi served as an adviser to Afghan President Hamid Karzai
  • Ahmad Shah Mohibi is the founder and president of Rise to Peace

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