OIG’s Review of the Department of State’s Evacuation of U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan

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    The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted a classified review,1 which is summarized in this information brief, to determine whether U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan, followed established Department of State (Department) guidance in preparation for and execution of the evacuation of U.S. government personnel, private U.S. citizens, Afghans at risk, and other individuals from Afghanistan in August 2021.

    Because of the classified nature of the details included in the report, this unclassified summary information brief does not contain everything OIG previously reported. However, the complete, unredacted report was provided to the Department and Congressional committees, as required by law.2


    1 OIG, Review of Emergency Action Planning Guiding the Evacuation of U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan (AUD-MERO-23-15, May 2023).
    2 Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, codified at 5 U.S.C. §§ 404(a)(5),(e); 405(f)(3).