Finally! GOP House Launches Afghanistan Withdrawal Probe

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - AUGUST 15:  Taliban take to the streets during a national holiday celebrating the first anniversary of the Taliban takeover on August 15, 2022 in Kabul, Afghanistan. A year after the Taliban retook Kabul, cementing their rule of Afghanistan after a two-decade insurgency, the country is beset by economic and humanitarian crises. Western governments have frozen billions of dollars in Afghan assets as it presses the Taliban to honor unmet promises on security, governance and human rights, including allowing all girls to be educated. (Photo by Paula Bronstein /Getty Images)

At a glance

  • According to an Axios report, House Republicans are officially launching an investigation into Joe Biden’s botched Afghanistan withdrawal that left 13 Americans and roughly 200 Afghans dead.
  • Ranking member and soon-to-be chair of the House Oversight Committee Rep. James Comer (R-KY) is requesting documentation and declassification of materials from several agencies involved.
  • “The botched Afghanistan withdrawal resulted in U.S. service members losing their lives, thousands of Americans abandoned, billions of taxpayer dollars lost, military equipment lost, and the entire region falling under hostile Taliban control,” Comer tweeted.

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