Afghanistan exit: Tennessee Rep. Mark Green, a combat veteran, calls for extension of Aug. 31 deadline
Afghanistan bombing failure of Taliban to keep their promise: Rep. Green
Rep. Mark Green, R-Tenn., reacts to two Afghanistan explosions and the dire evacuation mission that’s underway.
Rep. Mark Green, R-Tenn., is calling on the Biden administration to extend the Aug. 31 deadline to completely withdraw the U.S. military from Afghanistan.
The congressman's demands come after at least 10 U.S. Marines and soldiers were killed in a suicide bombing attack Thursday at the Kabul airport, as well as a firefight at the airport's Abbey Gate, according to a U.S. official.
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"There will absolutely be Americans left there if [the Biden administration] sticks to this Aug. 31 deadline," Green, a combat veteran who served in Afghanistan, said during a Thursday interview on FOX Business' "Varney & Co." "If there are Americans left there, many of them will be captured. Some may be killed immediately … but many will be held hostages, they will be held for ransom, they will be held for political statements."