Warner, Rubio call for Biden to help Afghan allies who assisted US intelligence

Warner, Rubio call for Biden to help Afghan allies who assisted US intelligence


The top two lawmakers on the Senate Intelligence Committee are calling on the Biden administration to take swift action to ensure the safety of Afghans who aided US intelligence agencies during the 20-year war — noting the current “increasingly precarious security situation in Afghanistan.” 

In a letter sent to President Biden on Thursday, Senate Intelligence Chairman Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Vice Chairman Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) cautioned that Afghan partners face an increased threat from the Taliban, and called for actions to be taken, such as authorizing special immigrant visas to ensure protections. 

“As your administration conducts its withdrawal of military personnel from Afghanistan, we ask that you ensure the safety and security of Afghans who have worked closely with our intelligence agencies and partners. For two decades, thousands of Afghans have risked their lives to work with intelligence professionals from the United States and other NATO countries to fight Al Qaeda, the Haqqani Network, ISIS and other terrorist groups,”

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