President Biden plans to contact the families of the 13 US service members who were killed in yesterday's attack on Kabul airport, according to a senior official.
Planning is underway for the President to make that outreach, but the White House is first working to ensure that next of kin notifications have taken place.
Biden addressed those families in his public remarks yesterday, saying "my heart aches for you."
We have some sense like many of you do what the families of these brave heroes are feeling today. You get this feeling like you're being sucked into a black hole in the middle of your chest. There's no way out," Biden said.
"My heart aches for you, and I know this, we have a continuing obligation, a sacred obligation to all of you, to the families of those heroes. That obligation is not temporary, it lasts forever," he added.