Afghanistan Evacuation Report Released February 2022
AFGHANISTAN - The United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations put out report on February, 2022 regarding the Afghanistan evacuation that was concluded on August 31st, 2021. The report indicates that thousands of Americans were left behind in Afghanistan, as opposed to the estimate of 100 to 150 that had been released to the public.
"On August 17, 2021, and at the height of evacuation efforts, senior State Department officials leading the evacuation task force indicated there were 10,000 to 15,000 Americans in Afghanistan, according to the F-77 report.12 By August 31, when the president ordered an end to evacuation operations, State and DoD had evacuated approximately 6,000 American citizens. Even taking the most conservative estimates from the F-77 report, this meant the United States left at least a few thousand people behind".