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Number of Americans still in Afghanistan grows to 439

Added 10-26-21 08:22:01pm EST - “There are at least 439 American citizens still in Afghanistan, a senior Pentagon official told Congress on Tuesday, upping the number from what the administration told lawmakers just last week.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “439 Americans are still in Afghanistan, Pentagon official tells Congress”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

GOP Sen. Ben Sasse blasts Biden administration for 'gaslighting' Americans on the scope of the problem

There are at least 439 American citizens still in Afghanistan, a senior Pentagon official told Congress on Tuesday, upping the number from what the administration told lawmakers just last week.

Of those Americans, 196 have told the State Department they want out — far higher than the fewer than 100 that Biden officials publicly revealed in early September. Another 243 people the State Department is in contact with have not yet signaled an intent to leave, Under Secretary of Defense Colin Kahl told senators.

Sen. Ben Sasse, Nebraska Republican, said Congress was given a total figure last week of 363 Americans.

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