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Lack of Planning by Biden Marred Evacuation of Afghans: Senate GOP Report

“The United States will have to deal with the fallout of this failure for years to come,” said Republican Sen. James Risch of Idaho.
Lack of planning by Biden marred evacuation of Afghans: Senate GOP report
Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho, then the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, at a hearing in Washington on June 18, 2020.Caroline Brehman / Pool via Getty Images file

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Tens of thousands of Afghans who worked for the U.S. government were left stranded in Afghanistan because the Biden administration failed to properly plan for a large-scale evacuation, according to a forthcoming report from Republicans on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

“From August 15 to August 31, the United States completed its largest air evacuation. However, this evacuation was marred by a lack of planning, coordination, and communication,” according to excerpts of the report obtained by NBC News.

“The administration failed to establish a clear system of how to contact evacuees and processes to allow them into the airport. The result left American citizens, U.S. legal permanent residents, and Afghan allies abandoned to the fate of the Taliban regime,“ the GOP senators said.

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