War and Peace: Congress examines Trump Administration strategy in Afghanistan

The House Subcommittee on National Security Tuesday probed the Trump Administration’s actions in Afghanistan, where the United States is currently engaged in its longest-ever conflict.

“Obviously we have not succeeded in keeping the bad guys out,” said Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko.
 
The House Subcommittee on National Security Tuesday probed the Trump Administration’s actions in Afghanistan, where the United States is currently engaged in its longest-ever conflict.
A plane crashed in Afghanistan earlier this week, serving as a reminder that the country remains an active military zone after 18 years.
“Unfortunately… the situation in Afghanistan has continued to deteriorate and today is at best a stalemate,” said Chairman Stephen Lynch, R-Mass..
 
The Department of State and Department of Defense declined invitations to testify before the committee today, according to Lynch.