Biden is ultimately ready to take responsibility for those choices, he added.
“We, as a national security team, collectively take responsibility for every decision — good decision, every decision that doesn’t produce perfect outcomes,” Sullivan said.
But he added that “at the same time, that doesn’t change the fact that there are other parties here responsible as well, who have taken actions and decisions that helped lead us to where we are.”
Sullivan said that earlier Tuesday morning, Biden spoke with military commanders for an operational briefing on the security at the airport in Kabul, the same airport where scenes of chaos have unfolded this week as Afghans have attempted to leave the country amid the Taliban’s arrival. Biden was briefed on the airport being secured by Defense Department personnel and is open.
Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris also met with their national security team to discuss the situation in Afghanistan.
This is a breaking story and will be updated.
CNN’s DJ Judd contributed to this report.