SecState Blinken held a town hall w/ State Dept staffers today, & source tells me it was intense. People got emotional over Afghan situation, saying there was poor planning, confusion, etc. It’s hurt Blinken’s standing, but there’s appreciation that he held the session.
— Nahal Toosi (@nahaltoosi) September 3, 2021
This seems to be State leadership acknowledging how much of a psychological toll the rapid Afghanistan collapse has had on US diplomatic corps. About 1/4 of all US diplomats served in Afghanistan or Iraq. Many believed they were working to building a better future for Afghanistan
— Robbie Gramer (@RobbieGramer) September 3, 2021
Almost everything you think you know about the State Department's handling of the evacuation from Afghanistan is wrong. I talked to Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and others to get to the truth. What they did and are doing is remarkable. https://t.co/DZQOfAYl9C
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) September 2, 2021
US official: "Majority" of Afghan visa applicants have been left behind. US staff in Kabul "haunted" by decisions they had to make at the gates https://t.co/SddlYRIIIG
— jessdonati (@jessdonati) September 1, 2021