Pentagon transfers $1B to re-settle Afghan refugees

By Tony Bertuca / September 8, 2021 at 3:53 PM
The Defense Department is shifting more than $1 billion to help resettle Afghan refugees who were evacuated following the U.S. military withdrawal and the collapse of the government in Kabul. “Funds are required to support the President's decision to relocate Afghan special immigrant visa (SIV) applicants and their families, and other individuals at risk, in conjunction with the withdrawal of military forces from Afghanistan,” according to a document signed Aug. 24 by Mike McCord, the DOD comptroller. The reprogramming request,...

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