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State Department watchdog opens new reviews into US exit from Afghanistan - CNNPolitics Edition * U.S., * International, * Arabic, * Español, Edition * U.S., * International, * Arabic, * Español, Follow CNN Politics State Department watchdog opens new reviews into US exit from Afghanistan By Jennifer Hansler and Kylie Atwood, CNN Updated 6:23 PM ET, Mon October 18, 2021 (CNN)The State Department's watchdog has opened a number of reviews related to the US exit from Afghanistan, according to a letter from the acting inspector general obtained by CNN. In the letter dated Monday, Diana Shaw told top lawmakers on a number of congressional committees that the Office of Inspector General had notified the State Department last Friday that it was initiating the "oversight projects related to the suspension of operations at U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan." Politico was first to report on the new reviews. "Specifically, OIG's work will include reviews of: (1) the Afghanistan Special Immigrant Visa Program; (2) Afghans processed for refugee admission in the United States; (3) resettlement of Afghan refugees and visa recipients; and (4) Embassy Kabul emergency action planning and execution, to include evacuation of U.S. citizens and Afghan nationals," Shaw wrote. US envoy for Afghanistan steps down following chaotic evacuation "Given the elevated interest in this work by Congress and the unique circumstances requiring coordination across the Inspector General community, I wanted to notify our committees of jurisdiction of this important work," she said in the letter, which was addressed the chairs and ranking members of the House and Senate Foreign Relations, Oversight, Intelligence, and Homeland Security Committees as well as the Appropriations Subcommittees on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs. Read More The State Department watchdog reviews will add to the scrutiny of the rushed exit from Afghanistan, which attracted intense criticism from...
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