When the Biden administration airlifted 124,000 people out of Afghanistan in the chaotic withdrawal from that country, we were initially told it had mostly gotten our Afghan partners and allies. Kind of. Sort of.
The administration was never particularly specific about who we got out and how they were vetted — and for good reason.
On Sept. 3, Bloomberg first reported that “a small percentage of the Afghan citizens who got out are the ones the U.S. pledged to place at the top of its priority list: the thousands who had worked for the U.S. and its allies as well as employees of nongovernmental groups and media organizations.”
“Instead, initial findings suggest that while some who escaped were locally employed staff, many got out because