With Taliban surging, Biden to pitch "diplomatic solution" in Afghanistan

President Biden is expected to address the status of the American withdrawal from Afghanistan Thursday afternoon, following a meeting on the subject with his national security team in the morning.

"We are all concerned about the security situation on the ground," Pentagon press secretary John Kirby told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto on Wednesday. "There's no question about that, which is all the more reason why we continue to push for a negotiated, peaceful political settlement to this war. That's really the way forward here."

Kirby went on to say the administration’s long-held position is that "a military solution is not going to be in the best interest of the Afghan people or quite frankly, the region."