Report – Operation Enduring Sentinel – Afghanistan – Nov 2023

IG Report on Operation Enduring Sentinel Nov 2023

The Lead Inspector General quarterly report to the U.S. Congress on Operation Enduring Sentinel (OES) has been published. This report by the Department of Defense, Department of State, and U.S. Agency of International Development provides a summary of events over the months of July, August, and September 2023 in Afghanistan.


  • Executive Summary
  • Operation Enduring Sentinel
  • U.S. Policy Objectives in Afghanistan
  • Oversight Activities
  • Appendices, Acronyms, Endnotes

Report Highlights:

  • Al-Qaeda is diminished
  • Tehreek-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is a grave threat to stability
  • Taliban CT focus is on ISIS-Khorasan (ISIS-K)
  • Security in Afghanistan – Taliban control measures
  • Humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan’s economy and development
  • U.S. Processing of Special Immigrant Visas


Lead Inspector General Report to the United States Congress – Operation Enduring Sentinel, (DoS IG), November 2023, PDF, 56 pages.