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25 Aug, 2021 18:58

US evacuation faces hurdles as Taliban blocks airport access

Thousands have already been evacuated from Afghanistan, but European leaders fear the turmoil in the nation is going to create a new refugee crisis. RT’s Kate Partridge reports. (4:30) Then, former UK MP George Galloway and John Sitilidies, Geopolitical strategist at Trilogy Advisors join a panel to weigh in. (7:29) While the pace of evacuations has picked up in recent days it’s still a chaotic scramble. RT’s Murad Gazdiev reports from Afghanistan. (1:29) “The COVID Defense Act”, a new bill introduced by Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI) aims to cut $9.6B from the Pentagon’s bloated $740B budget. Though $9.6B sounds like a lot of money, it represents only 1.3 percent of the Department of Defense budget for 2021 alone. This cut would then be used towards spending on “Covax” a World Health Organization global vaccine initiative to assist low-income nations in getting much needed coronavirus vaccine doses. Host of Watching the Hawks, Tyrel Ventura joins In Question to discuss. (17:53)