Senate Republicans Demand Hearing on Afghanistan, Sworn Testimony from Military Leaders

Senate Republicans Demand Hearing on Afghanistan, Sworn Testimony from Military Leaders


A group of ten Senate Republicans sent a letter to Senate Armed Service Committee Chairman Jack Reed (D-RI) demanding a hearing on the “chaotic” military withdrawal from Afghanistan, including sworn testimony from senior military leaders.

The ten senators specifically want to see Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley, and Commander of U.S. Central Command General Frank McKenzie testify under oath.

“It is necessary and appropriate for Congress to examine the manner in which our military mission ended in Afghanistan,” the group of senators wrote. “We should do so with transparency, candor, and dedication to ascertaining the facts without regard to politics.” They added:

The American people, and in particular many of those who serve our country in uniform, are hurting, angry, and disappointed. We owe them a clear and comprehensive understanding of what happened, why, and how best to learn

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