Biden hopes U.S. 'will not have to extend' Afghan mission

Biden also said the United States has an "unwavering commitment" to get U.S. citizens and at-risk Afghans to safety out of Afghanistan, as Taliban fighters beat back thousands desperate to flee outside Kabul airport on Sunday.

"Let me be clear, the evacuation of thousands from Kabul is going to be hard and painful" and would have been "no matter when it began," Biden said in a briefing at the White House.

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