• Biden admin moved to dismantle protections for citizens trapped oversea

    From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Wed Aug 18 17:29:44 2021
    By Houston Keene , Rich Edson
    Published 25 mins ago

    The Biden administration moved in June to dismantle a system designed
    to protect American citizens trapped abroad — just months before the
    Taliban took over Afghanistan, stranding thousands of Americans in the
    Central Asian country.

    Fox News has obtained the June 11 memo sent around the State Department
    which gave the green light on the "discontinuation of the
    establishment, and the termination of, the Contingency and Crisis
    Response Bureau (CCR)."

    The sensitive but unclassified memo was signed by Deputy Secretary of
    State Brian McKeon, just a couple of months before the Biden
    administration’s botched troop withdrawal that saw Afghanistan fall
    under Taliban control.

    CCR was formed under Trump-era Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and was
    tasked with providing "aviation, logistics, and medical support
    capabilities for the Department's operational bureaus, thereby
    enhancing the secretary's ability to protect American citizens overseas
    in connection with overseas evacuations in the aftermath of a natural
    or man-made disaster."

    The agency could have played a role in the response to the Taliban’s
    takeover of Afghanistan, where thousands of American citizens and
    allies are trapped behind terrorist lines.


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