The Pentagon on Sunday ordered commercial airlines to help with the Afghanistan evacuation efforts.
The commercial planes would not be flying into Kabul but would rather be used to fly passengers out of other military bases in Europe and the Middle East.
This is a desperate political stunt because the US military has plenty of air craft to evacuate American citizens.
The problem is Americans cannot get to the airport safely because the Taliban, ISIS and other terrorist factions have taken over the region and set up checkpoints.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Sunday: “Involved are 18 aircraft: 3 each from American Airlines, Atlas Air, Delta Air Lines and Omni Air; 2 from Hawaiian Airlines; and 4 from United Airlines. They will not fly into HKIA. They’ll be used to fly passengers out from temporary safe havens and interim staging bases.”
OAN reporter Jack Posobiec made a great point: Commercial airliners don’t have the capability of midair refuel so it slows down and endangers operations.
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