Top House Republican raising questions on whereabouts of released terrorists from Bagram

Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Kalifornië., told Fox News that he sent a list of questions to the White House, demanding they provide information on the exact number of prisoners released from Bagram by the Taliban, and how the administration is tracking them — after the Taliban released them in August.

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Calvert said collection of that data is amatter of normal procedure in theater,” telling Fox News it would be “verrassend” if the administration did not have that information available toidentify and track these terrorists.

Ignoring a problem doesn’t make it go away. You can’t deny that these people were released, and you can’t deny they’re out there,” Calvert told Fox News. “It would be a deadly mistake not to confront that issue seriously and hunt these people down — especially if they got into the United States.

But a senior administration official told Fox News that, broadly, die VSA. military has intelligence collection procedures in any area they have a long-term presence. Die VSA. had a presence in Afghanistan for 20 jare.

The official told Fox News that if an individual was housed in a U.S. military facility, their information would be in the shared interagency intelligence databases.

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