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content of this advertising. >> indeed, occupy democrats to take us off the air tonight. that's our broadcast this tuesday evening. on behalf of all our colleagues at nbc news, good night. news, . thanks for joining us this hour. this is the front page today of the florida times union. in jacksonville florida. see the headline there. covid kills 19 people in three days, at university of florida hospitals. then over on the right side. hospitals bursting, fears staff shortage. again, that is jacksonville florida today. here's biloxi, mississippi the biloxi sun harold, from page today. nearly 8000 new virus cases today, part of an viral new spread on the gulf coast. here's the opelika-auburn news in alabama. in auburn alabama.
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only two icu rooms, in the state of alabama are unoccupied. here's the front page today in rome, georgia. the beaumont, texas rome news tribune. >> room scares for covid-19 patients. as covid cases rise, the influx of patients is stressing local hospitals. here in the left pride of your screen is beaumont texas. covid stretching the hospitals. mourners is needed. on the right side here screen, that's waco, texas, virus deaths and hospitalizations grow. look at this from melbourne florida today, the newspaper florida today. very dramatic front page from them today. it says we are on the precipice. that's their front page. look at that. our hospitals are overrun with covid patients. again that's melbourne, florida today. if you know, this i wanted to show you not the articles, but the whole front page of what they look like, because as big
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as the covid crisis is, all of those dire front page covid stories today, shared space with the news out of afghanistan, and the taliban takeover of that country. and what it means after our country's 20 long war there. but with, texas is anti mask governor, himself testing positive for covid, governor greg abbott who is not only opposed mask rules but ban them in his state, with this demagogue public health requirements on vaccines. with this frankly worrying governing news of governor abbott testing himself positive, with the encouraging ruse that he's receiving antibody treatment, way more americans should be getting the antibody treatment when they test positive, nor to keep them from when they have to be hospitalized. with that shocking news tonight out of texas, alongside the devastating numbers in multiple states in the south, multiple states having their hospitals just swamped right now, we are
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back in a split screen news world. with these two very different kinds of disasters, unspooling, hour by hour, disaster internationally in afghanistan, the disaster with covid at home. the u.s. government trying to cope with both of these disasters. and honestly the future of both of these situations feeling both on knowable and quite worrying. to say the least. that said, this is the top of the washington post website right now. taliban's de facto leader arrives in afghanistan. if you're old enough to remember, the bad old days of the last taliban takeover, in afghanistan. and the start of the u.s. war there. you might remember a lot of international attention, and u.s. press, for the taliban leader than, it was a man named mullah omar, mullah mohammed omar. remember this guy? he was one of the founders of the taliban. when one taliban took over, the afghanistan government in the
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1990s, he was the leader of the taliban. he would became the taliban's leader when they took kabul. when the taliban was doing public executions in stadiums. and terrorizing women in every corner of the country. and blowing up the historic giant buddhist statues, that was all under the leadership of mullah omar. when the u.s. invaded afghanistan in 2001, he ended up leading the insurgency against u.s. forces and all the other allied countries, that forced them, at least for a time out of power. mullah mohammed omar, died more than ten years into that war. the taliban interesting we did not announce his death until 2015. but they said when they announced that he had died a couple of years earlier. so indeed i? somewhere in there. but who is the head of the taliban now? it's the guy who is basically one of mullah omar partners in founding the taliban back in the nineties. it was in kind of, our southern afghanistan in the nineties,
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that mullah omar in a man name mullah mohammed omar mullah baradar, writer extremist fundamentalist religious school in kandahar in from that as their base, they together founded the taliban in the nineties. the taliban took over kandahar first, and then eventually they did take over the whole country. 25 years later, the taliban once again is taking over the government of afghanistan. this time their leader from before mullah omar is dead, so it's mullah baradar instead who's running the afghan government. for the taliban this time around. at least, we think so. it is mullah baradar returned to afghanistan today that's getting front page treatment in the washington post. because of the expectation that he will be that countries neuter, amid all of the worry about what taliban rule mean there. it is expected that he will be in charge. today we spoke with an afghan journalist, who is lived his
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whole life in afghanistan, he's freelance for npr and other western outlets. he told us today that mullah baradar, arriving in canada is a big change for afghanistan. he is an esteemed leader, and cofounder of the taliban. his return to afghanistan quote, probably means the end of any talks between the taliban and afghan politicians in kabul. in other words, the implications there is that, this is somebody who's recognized by everybody involved as the new guy in charge. and so anybody left over from the previous government is now, not just out of a job, and no longer in a position to speak on any half of any government. because with mullah baradar, returning to afghanistan, everybody knows will be running the government. that's the implication. that's what it looks like for now. don't quote me on this. if things ultimately take some radically different course that we didn't anticipate. it's not like we've never been surprised in afghanistan before, from this vantage point. i will say though, an awkward
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detail, i think for us, and for us in understanding what's going on right now, is the fact that as mullah baradar returns to give understand, as he returns to camp kandahar, and that is recognized in afghanistan and around the world as the sign they will be the new leader of the afghan government, as the taliban takes it over, awkward background to that, particularly for us as americans, is that today marks the first time, that this guy mullah baradar is actually been in afghanistan in more than a decade. but where has he been? all this time. in 2010, after the cia reportedly tracked him down in pakistan, mullah baradar was arrested in pakistan. and put in prison in pakistan. basically at the request of the u.s. government. and held there for years. until, until we had a new idea under the last president. here's the guardian newspaper.
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quote, in 2018 however, washington's attitude changed in donald trump's afghan envoy asked the pakistanis to free mullah baradar, to release him from prison, so he could lead negotiations in doha with the united states. in fact, borrowed are ended up signing the bow doha agreement in february 2020. what's the trump administration then hailed as a breakthrough toward peace, but which now appears to be a staging post toward total taliban victory. so, he was in prison in pakistan for years. trump administration asked for him to be released, so they can participate in talks with him. they did participate in talks with him. and now today, that same guy mullah baradar, having been strong from prison every quest of the trump administration, so he could participate in talks, with mike pompeo who signed a
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deal with them who promised a total withdrawal of u.s. forces in afghanistan, now today, that guy is back in afghanistan for the first time in a decade. and apparently ready to be the new taliban government in kabul. like i said, awkward truth. for americans watching this. hour by hour, day by day in afghanistan. the total number of u.s. troops back in afghanistan as of today, topped 4000. pentagon reported in u.s. reporters confirmed today the, that the u.s. troops will focus entirely on the airport in kabul. they have now established control of the airport, and flights are regularly arriving in leaving on the military side. semi regularly arriving on the civil side of that airport. we just learned from the white house in the last hour, that today the u.s. military said they evacuated about 1100 u.s. citizens, u.s. permanent residents and their families. and 13 flights. using c-17 c-130 aircraft. briefing earlier today at the
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pentagon, within 24 hours, by tomorrow, they expect to be flying out one c-17 transport plane every hour, on the hour. 24 hours a day. which theoretically means, instead of the 1100 people they got out today, it means the u.s. could by tomorrow be evacuating 5 to 9000 people a day. from here on out. now, how people get to the airport, who do want to leave. and potentially qualify to leave, that's another question. u.s. forces only control the airport itself. they can't help you with the taliban checkpoints that are set up outside it. this is a bare minimum. there is the issue of getting permission, to come to the united states. or to be evacuated by the united states. today more than 40 u.s. senators, democrats, 43 democrats into republicans, 43 democrats and three republicans,
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-- these 40 plus senators, wrote today to the secretary of state in the secretary of homeland security, asking them to create a new category for humanitarian parole. for people who could qualify to be evacuated from afghanistan that way. they won a new humanitarian parole category created, for afghan women leaders. women journalist. women judges. women activists. women lawyers. women police officers. women soldiers for women who have held jobs and held positions in the afghan society and government. while the taliban has been held up a. who now have so much to lose, and so much to fear from the taliban takeover. the letter asked homeland security and the state department to create that new humanitarian parole category, for women. to qualify for visas. and they're calling on human and security to increase processing capability. at the u.s. customs service, for handling those visas. right now it's hard enough for
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the group of mostly male afghans, who worked with the u.s. military, as translators and other support roles, it's hard enough for those mostly male afghans to get out, under this visa program that they're trying to rapidly expand in expedite. that means the program for afghans who work directly with u.s. forces, that lets them apply, to leave directly from afghanistan, and to get out if they can. it's hard enough and dire enough, for those men who worked as, almost entirely afghan men who worked with u.s. forces, along with their families. but the kinds of voices that most women might qualify for, from afghanistan, since they were working directly with the military, they were doing other kinds of work, either enough cans deciding or in government and security, or with other types of u.s. affiliated and western affiliated agencies and organizations. women do not necessarily qualify in any significant numbers for those visas mostly
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targeted for those people who worked with the military. they qualified for other kinds of visas, that make it even more difficult. visas, that you can only ask for, you can only apply for if you are a playing from another country. from a third country, that is not here or afghanistan. how do you get to a third country at this point? the senator saying they're letter today, particularly for women who are current targets, the path to protection and safety under the peep to designation is not accessible. for these women to exit third country is almost completely impossible with all border crossings closed or controlled by the taliban. we spoke today with an afghan woman, who is able to get out with her family, just a week and a half ago. she and her immediate family, her husband, her channel are -- she told us her mother and other people who are trying to get out in afghanistan right now, this p2 that supposedly allows all those people who qualify to get out, that it is
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a practical impossibility for anybody to take advantage of that, both because of the complexity of what the state department demands for that, but also specifically because of this requirement that in order to apply for that visa, you must leave afghanistan. how do you do that? when the taliban now controls the government and the border crossings. as well as internal transportation within the country, to a certain extent. president biden yesterday authorized $500 million, which is a significant amount of money, to supercharged the evacuation efforts, and the handling of these are requests. the state department told us tonight, that they are surging with resources and crucially more personnel more state department, personnel back into kabul to try to get what people processed, to try to get more people out. they say they have double the personnel in friday as they did today. today, in kabul, this brave
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group of women, stood up in a demonstration for women's rights. this is today, in kabul. they are saying work, education in particular political participation is every woman's right. this is near the presidential palace in kabul today. the new york times today also captured this photo, of zahara nabi, a female journalist working for the afghan media company that's led by women. it's an outlet called baano tv forgive me if i'm pronouncing it wrong be aa and oh tv. you see the headline, their company in that photo of her work. a woman is loud to interview taliban fighters. in this case, industry, in kabul. quote, how long will it last? look at this. this is something you should see. this is something that should burn in directness from these days. this is an interview, that took place today, tuesday, in afghanistan, live on afghan television.
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at the studio owes of the independent and very popular tv network in afghanistan. that is a top taliban official, that you see on your screen right there, being interviewed live on set, by a female anchor. she's doing a one-on-one, face to face interview with him, live in studio. afghanistan has excellent female reporters and anchors in journalists. and they have been singled out by the taliban another extremist, for particularly intense threats, and intimidation, and even murder. and news organizations the world over, face all kinds of challenges. including intense threat environments for their journalist for all kinds of reasons right now. but with -- incredibly popular network in afghanistan, they have their female, which has been set up since 2004, since the u.s., since after the u.s. invaded in
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2001. tolo, this incredibly important force, very very popular. they have their female anchors, and their female reporters, and their female journalist out there today, face first. as the taliban literally take over their country. it is inspiring and terrifying in equal measure. i do not envy them, the bravery it takes to do their work right now. joining us now is lotfullah najafizada, he's the head of tolo in afghanistan. mr. najafizada, i'm so grateful you're taking the time to be here. thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you rachel, for having me. and thank you for the very nice word you said. >> i am almost sure, that my perspective from here, looking at what's going on in afghanistan today, both in the news business in generally, i'm almost sure that i'm getting something wrong. and it is reflected through so much distance in so many different lenses. let me get you a chance to tell me if anything i explained is
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wrong, or if you think i'm putting an emphasis on anything wrongly, and if there's some other things we have to be looking at. >> no, i think, the past 20 years, has been an extraordinary journey. and we are into this new chapter. we are trying to make sense of it. we are trying to see if this is going to work. i think the bravery of the media, which is probably the only a lasting segments of what afghanistan has built in the last 20 years, is trying to see if it's going to work. and we are back at work, interviewing the taliban. we don't know how it's going to unfold. we don't know what's the new administration in kabul, the taliban government, how they
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will react long term. i hope, that people in other journalists,, who are the backbone of our news room, we'll be able to do their work. >> these, women who you described as the backbone of your newsroom, first of all if they're listening tonight, i hope they're hearing that. and they know that their boss, their boss believes that about them,. >> i mean. it >> was sort of contingencies, do you have to plan for. obviously there's so much to plan for. there's been lip service to allowing the media large to continue to do its work, to allowing women to participate under some sort of restrictions that they are not yet describing, but the fear among afghan female journalists who we've been in touch with, is palpable. i know you and your colleague the exert very aware of these sorts of threats, how do you
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plan, how do you make plans for the future? >> i think we were already thinking about trying to save media, and toll oh, in a way that will be able to continue our work. we will remotely or from other places. that was well underway. but the speed of the transformation and development, i think we're unprecedented. it took many people by surprise. so as we speak, i think what's crucially important, is that we should be able to continue our alteration. and at the same time, we should also explore other opportunities. how can we be able to do it freely, without interference, without a lot of meddling. without getting dictated. i think that depends, and how
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the relationship will unfold. with the taliban i must say that there is so much lack of clarity, and there's so much uncertainty, still there. it's still in the air. >> let me ask, a sort of sensitive question. it's sensitive only because i hope it doesn't betray my own endurance. it's sensitive to me. is there a way that the western media, and some of the nonprofit organizations and journalistic associations, who support freedom of the, preston who stand up for journalists worldwide, are there things that the rest of us who believe in the free press, who believe in the media worldwide, can do to support afghan journalism and afghan women journalists? or is it dangerous to talk in those terms now? because anything that is seen
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as western outrage, would necessarily be targeted, or would potentially put even more of a target on your folks who are doing all of this hard work. can we help or would really hurt by trying to help? >> i think, of course you can help. of course the international community can help. i think the media in afghanistan can only be supported if the country is helped. if the country is assisted. and that can only be done when those in charge, are held accountable. now that there is going to be a new government, how that new government is shaped. how inclusive broadbased that new government is. how principled that new administration is. if we have any hope and. that if there's anything that the community can do to change the environment, so within that environment, media can survive. otherwise if we talk about
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individuals, if we talk about specific things, in the only thing we talk about is evacuation. >> thank you sir, the head of tolo tv news in afghanistan. which in itself is a remarkable story, of success in creativity and adaptations under bizarre sort of circumstances. thank you so much for your work tonight. stand touch with us please. and please convey our best wishes to you and all your colleagues as you go through this difficult transition. >> thank you so much rachel. okay we have much more to get to. stay with us. much more to ge to stay with us
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tonight that he has tested positive for covid-19, i'm sorry to have to tell you and to show you this picture proving it. his announcement of his diagnosis tie comes 24 hours after he hosted a jam-packed
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republican event in holland county texas last night, with no social distancing and few masks, there were 600 people in attendance at that indoor event. governor abbott said on twitter the event was standing room only, he was excited about that. he was there in person, he was there, you see that's him circled on the right side of the screen. that's his tweet from last night again, this event the 600 person standing room only no mask event was last night, and today is when he announced he tested positive for covid. among other things, spare taught for the contract chasers working on that particular case. okay governor, you say it was you and 600 people in the room? do we have a list of who was in attendance? governor abbott is one of the governors who has fervently oppose any mask rules or vaccine rules in his state. he's not just against them, he's blocking them. last month he issued an
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executive order banning any locality in texas from issuing any such rules. one local school district and counties like dallas, and bear county to found him anyway, he decided he would take his fight to the state supreme court, but now he has covid. he is isolating and the governor's mansion, doesn't have symptom and is receiving monoclonal antibody treatment. it's interesting. it's becoming more and more apparent that new effort to make monoclonal antibody treatment more well-known, more available and more used, that's an important new part of the response of this part of the pandemic. i wish he was getting more attention than it is. it might not, with governor abbott's decision not only announces diagnosis but announced that's how he is being treated. the biden administration has been encouraging people to seek out this kind of treatment, the idea is that if you find out that you have covid, and you have even just mild symptoms you should get a monoclonal
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antibody infusion before you get sick, before you need to be rushed to the emergency room or the hospital. if they can produce hospitalizations by 80% among people who are at high risk of progressing in their covid disease to that need for intervention. we are seeing the federal government surge personnel and resources to some of the worse off state, mostly in the south to try to increase among other things uptake of these lifesaving drugs. this antibody therapy is now a big part of the strategy to keep people out of the hospital, keeping people out of the icu, trying to keep beds open at the delta variant keep spiking and as hospitals in multiple states are getting swamped. you will recall are reporting from last week about the university of mississippi medical center opening a field hospital in a parking garage at that flagship hospital from the state of mississippi in jackson. as i mentioned last week about half of the new facility is devoted to outpatient antibody
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treatment. for people who are not yet quite sick, who don't need to be in the hospital, but who can come in. who can sign up in mississippi at covid -- you can sign up there if you are not sick enough to be at the hospital without the covid diagnosis, make an appointment on that side, come to a parking garage get your infusion, get monitored for a few minutes afterwards, go back home and then hopefully you never have to occupy a hospital bed at all. hopefully, it opened last week, half of it, the other half that outpatient antibody infusion center. a big value added for that states medical system which has been pushed far past its limits. that field hospital though in the basement of the university of medical center is not enough in mississippi. today, mississippi health officials held a press conference to announce that a second field on spittle's being
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opened in a second parking garage at the university of mississippi medical center. another doctor said that last week the state was on the brink of the states hospital system failing. a reporter today asked him to give an update on that to let people know if that was still the case. this is what he said. >> in the systems of care right now, there are, across the state, makeshift icus, icu patients in hallways, icu patients being held in yards. patients on high flow oxygen and other invasive devices. in terms of the state of the hospital system, we're standing in a garage with field hospitals. i think that speaks to itself. health care in mississippi is not good right now, in terms of what we can do, just from the
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point of being able to care for the patients, we as physicians would expect to care for them in that way. these are not ideal situations. but, this is not something that we've ever dealt with before. or making the best use of the resources that have been given to us. people want to know how they can help, go get a vaccine. i hear people all the time say they want to do the research about the vaccine, well i think you should do research about what it would be like to be taken care of in a field hospital in the garage, versus getting a vaccine. i mean, this is serious business, when you are putting patients in a place where we're not normally taking care of patients. >> health care and mississippi is not good right now. people tell me they want to do research about the vaccine, i think you should do research about what it would be like to be taken care of in a field hospital in a garage, versus getting the vaccine. this is serious business. we are putting place patients in places we are not normally taking care of patients.
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that's the clinical director of the university of mississippi medical center, allen jones, giving an update from the latest. the second parking garage world hospital that's had to be set up in the state of mississippi into state of the week. we are seeing federal resources increasingly getting tapped now for these mostly southern states that are having these big searches, mostly certain but not entirely. in mississippi, we do have dozens of federal health workers from the federal department, the disaster team that is onset staffing the parking garage covid unit. in recent days both oregon and tennessee announced their national guard would be deployed in hospitals in those states to try to backstop very very of a stretch medical staffing in the states hospitals. today at the pentagon briefing, which for obvious reasons was about afghanistan, the defense department also had to announce their covid response to news. defense department announced
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they have prepared five teams, five disaster teams of medical experts that they are readying to fan out across the country to help hospitals treat patients. they said they're responding to local requests from places that need their help, again, these are pentagon, military, defends military resources, they have five of these disaster response teams set within the pentagon, one of those five teams, specifically, is deploying this week the hospital in lafayette louisiana. that's in response to a request from fema, but we expect those four pentagon teams will also be deploying to other sides as they get the requests, and as hospitals continue to be overwhelmed. and of course in texas. just tonight, before we learned about the governor's own covid diagnosis, we learned of texas's latest request to the federal government for help. you're asking for five mortuary trucks from fema. fema agreed to the requests and those mortuary trucks are being
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deployed to san antonio as we speak. expected to arrive by the end of the week, and will be displode across the state of texas to handle the dead bodies that are piling up faster than texas funeral homes can handle them because of covid. cases and hospitalizations increasingly -- the federal government moving into new phases, and new ways to help. in order to cope. this is all hands on deck. stay with us. stay with us se... i appreciate that liberty mutual knows everyone's unique. that's why they customize your car insurance, so you only pay for what you need. [ nautical horn blows ] i mean just because you look like someone else doesn't mean you eat off the floor, or yell at the vacuum, or need flea medication. oh, yeah. that's the spot. only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty, liberty, liberty, liberty ♪ >> yesterday the washington
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post, the wall street journal in the new york times did something together. which is unusual for three competitive rival newspapers, but together they all sounded an alarm. the publishers of all three papers issued this joint statement directed to president biden saying that they are more than 200 journalist support staff and their families stuck in afghanistan, and imminent danger, they asked for the military to get them out quote dear president biden for the past 20 years, brave afghan
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colleagues have worked tirelessly to help the times, the post and the journal share news and information from the region with the global public. now those colleagues and their families are trapped in kabul, their lives in peril. statement goes on to as the u.s. government for help in three specific ways. first, they want to help facilitating protected transportation for these folks to the airport in kabul. second, they want help getting those folks into the airport safely,. and then third of course they want them on flights out of the country. couple of courses now under taliban control, with kyle event military checkpoints and curfews. that's why the papers publishers walk u.s. military help and getting their employees to the airport, the airport is the only part of the country under any semblance of u.s. control. that's also why these publishers specifically want help getting their staff, not just to the airport but into it. physically past the gates. and we have a bit of good news on that front, the washington
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post announcing that they got some of their employees and their families out of the country. caveats that good news is that the post employees and their families who got out made up just 13 of the more than 200 people, at least three publishing groups are trying to evacuate. the wall street journal tells us tonight that while some of their journalists have been able to leave, the situation on the ground remains quote extremely perilous. the journal continues to requests immediate assistance and facilitating safe transport for the rest of their staff into the airport, where access continues to get limited by taliban checkpoints. the new york times declined to comment, state department is not providing any specifics on this groups of journalists either. but following this last night and today i will tell you the first person who came to mind for me when i heard about these journalist now stuck in taliban control afghanistan was our friend the post rise reporter david. he was a reporter in --
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in afghanistan. they were held hostage together for over seven months before they made an escape that is almost two daring and too unlikely to be believed. they got out, david rohde survived in part because if afghan colleagues saved his lives and got him out. anybody can help us understand the situation these journalists and staffs and their families find themselves in tonight it is david rohde who has been engaged in his own effort to try to get his former colleagues and their families out and into safety. joining us now is david arrowed pulitzer prize-winning journalist, david, it's nice to see you, in difficult safeguard stances thank you for making time for us to help us understand. >> thank you, thank you for having me on. >> you wrote today about your personal efforts to try to get your colleagues family out of
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afghanistan. can you give an update on what you've tried to do and with the situation is now? >> so, so he's in washington he's an american citizen he came here was after he saved my lives, i want to repeat that he saved my life, help me escape from taliban captivity. his wife and most of his children remain in kabul. for three months we've been trying to get the american government to grant his request that his children come with him and live in the united states, that is his right as an american citizen. and nearly, you know, for months have passed and these visas won't approve, there's a staggering backlog of visas and his wife and children are now trapped in kabul. the taliban or controlling outside of their house, the family's terrified that some neighbor will say to the taliban, hey, that's the home of the afghan who helped an american journalist escape from taliban captivity. an afghan whose bravery,
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humiliated the taliban and i have been trying for three months, and this is strange for me, i'm not used to advocating, you know, contacting white house officials, state department officials begging them for help. and this is just one case. in the american government response has just been staggeringly slow and disorganized, and it's humbling for me, just lastly i would visit him in washington i would call his wife and children, they expect me to save their lives because he saved mine. and i'm gonna keep trying and maybe something will happen, but it has been a very disappointing experience. >> david, from what you have experienced trying to get his family help, from what you have learned from that process, again which is an unusual thing for you, this advocacy, and calling u.s. government officials not just for information but to try to get them to do something -- does the kind of escalation and
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additional resources that have been put towards this problem sound like the right kind of stuff to speed it up? what we've been told is that they will have one c-17 taking off an hour as of tomorrow, today, in afghanistan. they are going to surge state departments personnel to handle the processing of visas. they're gonna search them into kabul. they are going to free up $500 million on the presidents order to try to supercharged the entire process. are those the kinds of things you think might open these clogged arteries any further, any faster, is this the right escalation? >> they might, i'll say that a reporter for the new york times was at the airport on the very first day and they're supposed
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to be, i don't know the exact number but the administration they said 5000 troops there, but he saw about 500 americans who were surrounded by tens of thousands of afghans, they were scared it seems the americans were being overwhelmed by this crowd. they -- these resources have to come in and we're just talking about extending this effort for a week or two, what's amazing is behind the scenes there is a massive effort, you mentioned the three news organization there's women rights advocates who have charted planes to try to come and the brightest females out of kabul, they're attending universities they're there all of these charters that are trying to get into bring these afghans out by the organization, trying to save afghans who've helped missile for 20 years and they can't get in because of the lack of organization, and again the lack of planning by this administration we can leave afghanistan, it doesn't have to be this chaotic we have a moral
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duty to get people like him and what he'd out, and particularly the young women you return call talking about earlier in the broadcast. i >> was struck today, david listening to the pentagon briefing, with hard questions being thrown at the spokesperson. i was struck by the claim from pentagon spokesman that having a plane go in, establish corridor, establish not only control over things like traffic control but to secure the perimeter, to truly have safeties and freedom of movement around that space, but that's something the second airborne does. that's the kind of mission that nobody has any cynicism about the u.s.'s militaries capabilities to pull off. despite what we've seen about the war and the complications. i wonder if the unified very
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specific focus of the u.s. military here might be able to bring the kind of order in coming days that would allow for the private efforts you are just describing to come to fruition, to get charter planes, whether they're going to dar or dubai, or wherever they're flying to, to get clearance for those private efforts? >> according to the afghans i spoke to today, the american soldiers are doing that, they felt bad for them, they did not barbed wire, or equipment to control the crowds. you're the only things the american soldiers had that they saw war rifles and machine guns. there's a tiny little part of the airport that was controlled, i think it's expanded today, but the vast majority of the airport is not controlled, my friend as an american citizen, he got an email saying that his family should show up at the main gate, thousands of afghans where there, it was messaging
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between -- to go to that game because the tall against taliban word there, there is no security, and as the days goal by we report harder, the amount of poor planning in port management carried on by the biden white house, it's going to be appalling. i just keep hearing deep frustration from the news organizations that are trying to get planes in to bring their people out. >> david rohde, pulitzer prize -winning journalist, executive editor the new yorker.com, somebody with personal experience, that gives them not only a unique connection with those men your trying to help with a unique perspective on what needs to be done. david, thank you so much for your time and good luck to the others that you're trying to help. >> these journalist are so brave, you saw it earlier from the journalist from told oh, thank you so much for having the moon. >> more news coming ahead. stay with us. stay with us winner, seven years in a row.
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correct. a remarkable snapshot of that today at the pentagon briefing, the pentagon briefing that the transition from the huge emergency evacuation operations in afghanistan, to the deployment of disaster medical teams from the defense department to u.s. hospitals overwhelmed by covid, starting with one in louisiana. then they moved on to a long list of coast guard and navy and other military resources they are deploying right now to help with the rescue and recovery operations in hay haiti after the earthquake, including multiple field hospitals that are going to haiti as we speak. the reason the news feels heavy tonight is because it is. we pray for better days ahead. that's gonna do it for us tonight, we will see you again tomorrow, come hell or high water, now it's time for the last word. >> good evening, rachel. we will continue to grim news here, but we are also going to have some good news in this hour. and actually good news on the vaccination rate in

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