Despite the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan in August, there are still thousands of Afghan refugees awaiting resettlement in the United States.
Eighteen thousand refugees are still living at the military hubs, which are Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey, Fort McCoy in Wisconsin, Camp Atterbury in Indiana, Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, and Fort Pickett in Virginia, according to the Washington Examiner.
“Operation Allies Welcome made remarkable progress in the past four and a quarter months and we are grateful for the support that veterans and faith groups have given our Afghan allies as their new communities become established,” said a spokesperson for the program.
Although 57,000 people have been resettled in the U.S. already, the situation gives a more detailed look at the crisis that took place under the watchful eye of the Biden White House.
While the administration appeared to have moved on publicly from the terrible job it did in ending Afghanistan’s War in Afghanistan, it is important that the American people don’t forget. For anyone who needs to refresh their memory: 13 American servicemen were killed in a suicide bombing by ISIS-K at Kabul’s airport.
The rapid takeover of the Taliban caused panic at the airport and precious American military equipment was left behind after the Afghan Armed Forces, to which it was entrusted, quickly surrendered.
Not all Americans were allowed to travel on government-operated evacuation flights. According to CNN, around 80 Americans remain in Afghanistan and want to flee. However, they are dependent on whether or not the Taliban allow them to fly out.
The Biden Administration’s piss poor policy has also left Afghans at high risk of being attacked by the Taliban. Private organizations like Flanders Fields work to help them.
The United States promised Afghanistan, especially the women, that it would make them a democracy. But the Biden administration failed to deliver.
Although things were clearly difficult, there had not been an American casualty in the last year. At that time, it wasn’t a war; it was an occupation. All the blood and sweat shed by the Armed Services over two decades was quickly lost.
Today, thousands of Afghans are being relocated to the United States. Many are not familiar with American culture and the English language. Some are now navigating new communities while others remain in bureaucratic purgatory.