Top Biden national security officials to brief lawmakers on Afghanistan Tuesday

ワシントン Top officials from the Biden administration’s national security team will brief lawmakers from both parties about the decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan 火曜日に, sources told CNN.

国務長官トニー・ブリンケン, 国防長官ロイドオースティン, Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley will discuss the situation with members of both the House and Senate.
The high-level, closed-door briefing comes after President Joe Biden announced last week that the United States would withdraw all remaining troops from the country by September 11.
    A State Department spokesperson confirmed to CNN thatthe Secretary will be taking part in briefings today on Afghanistan for all House and Senate Members.
      A US official confirmed Milley and Austin’s attendance at the briefings.
        CNN has reached out the Office of the Director of National Intelligence for comment.
        Biden announced last Wednesday that the US would end its military mission in Afghanistan after nearly 20 年, noting that the reasons for keeping a military footprint in the country have becomeincreasingly unclearover the past decade. Following the President’s announcement, NATO said it would also bring its military mission in Afghanistan to an end.
          Biden’s decision has been met with a mixed reaction from members of Congress. Some lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have expressed disappointment at the movewhich was announced before the Taliban and Afghan government have reached any sort of political settlementfearing it could imperil gains by women and civil society in Afghanistan.
          月曜日に, US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad, who spearheaded diplomatic efforts under both the Trump and Biden administrations, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs David Helvey, and members of the intelligence community briefed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the decision.
          民主党のセン. Bob Menendez, the chairman of the committee, told reporters following the classified briefing that he got some clarity on the decision but still had questions about the decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan and thecontingency planningfor various scenarios once the US leaves.
          President Biden got dealt a very difficult hand. There are no good solutions to the challenge of Afghanistan. But there are serious questions,” Menendez told reporters. “後 20 years of blood and national treasure, the question is still in my mind, how do we ultimately ensure the Taliban cannot run over the Afghan government and potentially create it as a place for terrorist attacks to take place? How do we preserve the rights of Afghan women in civil society that have been achieved?”
            He said he was planning hold a public hearing on the withdrawal decision.
            Khalilzad, Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Amanda Dory, Vice Admiral Lisa Franchetti, and Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Mission Integration Morgan Muir will also be on the Hill on Tuesday, according to a congressional source.

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