Pentagon: Kabul evacuations not solely reliant on ‘goodwill’ of Taliban

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The Pentagon’s top spokesperson denied on Wednesday that the United States was solely dependent on the “goodwill” of the Taliban as the U.S. military forged ahead with its urgent mission to evacuate Americans and Afghan allies from the international airport in Kabul.

Still, Defense Department press secretary John Kirby was largely unable to assuage concerns about reports of Taliban fighters preventing access to the airport and myriad threats posed to potential evacuees — despite an agreement the Biden

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