WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) and Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH) joined fellow Republican members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in demanding transparency from Secretaries of Defense and State regarding the rapid fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban.
On August 15, 2021, Kabul, Afghanistan fell to the Taliban following President Joe Biden’s withdrawal of all U.S. forces from the region. In accordance with Congressional mandates, the Administration must provide the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) with the declassified information so they can properly conduct their investigation into the root causes of the collapse.
The Administration has failed to provide SIGAR with any of the necessary information.
With the anniversary of the fall of Kabul quickly approaching, Republican HPSCI Members are calling on the Administration to publicly release their findings so SIGAR can begin their long overdue investigation.
The full text of the letter to the Secretary of Defense can found HERE.
The full text of the letter to the Secretary of State can be found HERE.