US Military Bases to House Thousands of Afghan Refugees in Coming Days

The United States is preparing to accommodate thousands of Afghan refugees in the coming days on American military installations while evacuating Americans from the country now controlled by the Taliban terrorist group. “We want to have the capacity to get up to several thousand immediately, and want to be prepared for the potential of tens of thousands,” Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby told Fox News on Sunday. “[Forts] Bliss and McCoy have the capability right now—and what’s advantageous is with a little bit of work, they could increase their capacity in very short order.” Fort Bliss is a military base in El Paso, Texas, and Fort McCoy is in Wisconsin. Kirby also implied that American citizens would not always be prioritized over Afghan Special Immigrant Visas (SIV) applicants. “Once we get more airlift out of Kabul, we’re going to put as many people on those planes as we can. There …

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