How News Organizations Got Colleagues Out of Kabul, Afghanistan

As the situation in Afghanistan deteriorated in recent days, the publishers of The Times, The Journal and The Post banded together on their evacuation efforts. Security personnel and editors shared information on morning calls. The publishers called on the Biden administration to help facilitate the passage of their Afghan colleagues, and discussions ensued with officials at the White House, the Pentagon and the State Department.

By Sunday, bureaus had been closed and Kabul’s streets had grown chaotic. As American troops, contractors and security teams left the country, newsroom officials had less and less visibility into the situation on the ground.

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U.S. forces in Afghanistan look for alternative evacuation plans as ISIS threatens airport

U.S. Marines prepare to receive evacuees arriving at an Evacuate Control Center at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, August 19, 2021.

Sgt. Victor Mancilla | U.S. Marine Corps | via Reuters

U.S. defense officials say that the military is looking for alternative ways to get Americans, Afghans and third-country nationals safely to the airport in Kabul following threats from the Islamic State, according to reporting from NBC News.

Two defense officials told NBC News that they are tracking specific threats from ISIS against the Kabul airport and those trying to get to the airport. With that, alternative ways are

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