Over the 24 hours that ended early morning Monday, 28 US military flights evacuated more than 10,000 people from Kabul, according to a White House official.
The spike in violence is raising fears of an all-out sectarian war in Iraq, barely a year and a half after the last US troops left Iraq.
Monday brought an end to 18 hours of deadly violence in Kabul, Afghanistan, part of a coordinated attack around the country by insurgents pointing to how fragile the political situation there is.
Ryan Crocker, former US Ambassador to Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, and Kuwait talks with host Marco Werman about limits and possibilities of western intervention in Libya. Ambassador Crocker says the West must act, but without putting its boots on the ground.