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Report | Nov. 16, 2023

Lead Inspector General for Operation Enduring Sentinel | July 1, 2023, through September 30, 2023


This Lead Inspector General (Lead IG) report to the United States Congress is the 8th report on Operation Enduring Sentinel (OES). The report summarizes significant events involving OES and describes completed, ongoing, and planned Lead IG and partner agency oversight work.  This report covers the period from July 1, 2023, through September 30, 2023.

During the quarter, the Lead IG and partner agencies published six reports related to OES, including reports on State’s evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul in August 2021 and State’s termination of contracts after the fall of the Afghan government.  Additionally, the Department of Homeland Security OIG determined that a surge of applications from Afghan evacuees for long-term legal status might strain DHS’ ability to effectively process them.