The committee will hear testimony from Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley and Commander of the United States Central Command Gen. Kenneth McKenzie.
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The offer of assistance from African nations should be welcomed, appreciated, and understood from humanitarian and geopolitical perspectives.
At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 14, the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations will hold a hearing to evaluate the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. The committee will hear testimony from Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.
At 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 13, the House Foreign Affairs Committee will hold a hearing to evaluate the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and related policy. The committee will hear testimony from Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
It’s hard to imagine a successful counterterrorism campaign in the years that followed Sept. 11 without the invasion of Afghanistan, which played a decisive role in dismantling what had become a major and persistent threat to American lives.
The Taliban’s survival depends on how it handles and prevents armed opposition to its rule and manages the country’s economy and relations with external actors.
How much U.S. stuff does the Taliban now have? And, can the Taliban actually use it?
To fully understand the group and disrupt future terrorist attacks, policymakers must recognize how the group raises revenues to fund its activities as well as steps already taken by the international community.
On Aug. 26, the Islamic State in Khorasan committed two deadly attacks outside the Kabul airport. Although not new to the region, this has prompted questions about the group, its capabilities and the threat it poses to the stability of Afghanistan.