In the months before the Taliban regained control of Afghanistan in August 2021, a group of active duty U.S. Army service members began filling out the paperwork to resettle a group of 45 Afghan women who would be among the highest-priority targets for the Taliban. The women were known as the Female Tactical Platoon, an all-female special operations unit that worked alongside American soldiers to engage Afghan women and children on missions during the war in Afghanistan.

By September 2021, all of the women had escaped the country. After flying to military installations in the region, most have reached the U.S., although two remain in a humanitarian village in Abu Dhabi.