After lying about the number of Americans left in Afghanistan for weeks, now we know a number of military families were left in Afghanistan as well.
We knew Americans were left behind in Afghanistan but didn’t know how many until ten days ago.
We also learned that the Biden gang totally lied about the number of Americans left in the Taliban terrorist country.
The Pentagon is stepping up efforts to get family members of U.S. troops out of Afghanistan, creating a database of the dozens who are trapped there.
On Thursday, more than two months after the U.S. military withdrew completely from Afghanistan, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Colin Kahl issued a memo asking any U.S. military personnel and DOD civilians with immediate family members who need help leaving Afghanistan to email his office.
The memo, obtained by NBC News, instructs service members and Defense Department civilians to email a specific address with the subject “immediate family member.” In addition to names, the emails will need to include passport, contact and other personal information about the family members so they can be added to the database.
There are still several dozen immediate family members of U.S. service members in Afghanistan, according to defense officials. Those include children, sisters and brothers, and parents. 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, the officials said.
Hot Air points out:
This raises all sorts of questions about the decisions that allowed these particularly vulnerable Americans to be left to the Taliban. Did Pentagon officials raise this issue with Biden at the time? Did they even object to this betrayal of their own troops?