Pentagon Admits to Abandoning Dozens of U.S. Service Families in Afghanistan

Aerial view of the Pentagon, Arlington, VA / Photo by Mariordo Camila Ferreira & Mario Duran via Wikimedia Commons

The Pentagon has admitted in a memo that President Biden abandoned dozens of immediate family members of U.S. servicemen in Afghanistan.

The Daily Wire reports:

memo issued by Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Colin Kahl asks U.S. military personnel and DoD civilians who have immediate family members requiring help to leave Afghanistan to contact his office, NBC News reports. The memo “instructs service members and Defense Department civilians to email a specific address with the subject ‘immediate family member,’” the network reports.

According to defense officials, several dozen immediate family members of U.S. service members are still in Afghanistan. “There are well over 100 extended family members still in Afghanistan, but it’s not clear how many of them want to leave the country,” NBC News states, citing the officials.

In late September, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) sent a letter to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken in which he stated, “If we abandon the family members of our service men and women in Afghanistan, they will certainly be slaughtered by the Taliban.” He wrote:

The United States’ deadly and chaotic exit from Afghanistan has left a stain on our country for generations. Many Americans have been left behind by the Biden Administration and thousands, if not tens of thousands of our Afghan partners and their families were also abandoned.

Months after the Biden administration’s chaotic withdrawal from the country Americans have constantly questioned how many Americans remain in the country which has been taken over by the Taliban.



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