Humanitarian leader John Shattuck on Kabul airport explosion and evacuating Americans and Afghan allies: ‘This is not a partisan issue. This is a humanitarian issue’

Anna Davlantes

Hundreds of people, some holding documents, gather near an evacuation control checkpoint on the perimeter of the Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. Western nations warned Thursday of a possible attack on Kabul’s airport, where thousands have flocked as they try to flee Taliban-controlled Afghanistan in the waning days of a massive airlift. Britain said an attack could come within hours. (AP Photo/Wali Sabawoon)

John Shattuck, a local Chicago businessman, ex-military and member of the humanitarian effort in Afghanistan, joins Anna Davlantes to discuss the ongoing humanitarian efforts to evacuate both American citizens and Afghan allies following the Kabul airport explosion. ‘This is the head scratcher amongst everyone. They don’t understand how that we allowed this to happen this way…,’ Shattuck says.

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