At a department briefing Wednesday, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin praised the U.S. evacuations in Afghanistan.
“We have just concluded the largest air evacuation of civilians in American history. It was heroic. It was historic,” Austin said. “”With those who bear the wounds of war to body and to soul we will never forget what you did.”
Defense Secretary Austin on the Afghanistan Evacuation:
"It was heroic, it was historic." pic.twitter.com/AwI5hudIQo
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