President Joe Biden ordered 1,000 more U.S. troops into Afghanistan on Monday, bringing the total number of U.S. troops in the country up to 7,000 since the U.S. launched pullout operations early this year.
“President Biden orders another 1,000 paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne to Kabul. 7,000 U.S. troops will be on the ground in Afghanistan soon,” Fox News Pentagon correspondent Lucas Tomlinson reported.
The additional troops come as U.S. forces have had trouble controlling the Karzai International Airport in Kabul. The airport has become the central hub for the United States and other countries evacuating citizens and refugees from Afghanistan.