Afghanistan

A Marine lieutenant colonel who was imprisoned for criticizing military leadership about the withdrawal from Afghanistan, during which a suicide attack left 13 soldiers dead, has been formally charged with six violations of...
I sent a letter to the Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin asking them to help the family members of U.S. servicemembers who are currently trapped in Afghanistan, and for details on what...
After a meeting between top UN officials and Taliban leaders on Sunday, including Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar - who is expected to be Afghanistan's next president, the Taliban said the UN has vowed to keep aid flowing to the...
One of the tenets of our military is to leave no person behind and here we are, from the President’s own directive, leaving thousands of Americans behind.
The deadline needs to be that the United States doesn't leave Afghanistan until all Americans come home.
My heartfelt prayers are with our American citizens President Biden has disregarded, and for our heroic military who served in Afghanistan struggling with increased traumatic stress, some even calling my office and weeping,...
There are a lot of foreign policy options between nation building and giving up. We found the proper balance in recent years—maintaining a small force that propped up the Afghan government while also giving us the capability...
As bad news continues to come out of Afghanistan, it’s an especially hard time for the Afghanistan veterans who fought, bled and lost friends over the past two decades.
Amid a chaotic troop withdrawal, veteran and refugee advocates are worried as they try to relocate Afghans who helped U.S. and allied forces in the region.
I joined fellow House Foreign Affairs Committee Republicans in calling on President Biden to commit to continuing evacuation flights out of Kabul until all American citizens and our Afghan partners are safely out of the...
Congress has a constitutional duty to conduct oversight on this tragic mistake, especially as President Biden claims to proceed with an "over-the-horizon" counterterrorism strategy.
We are urgently concerned about the Taliban’s naming of one of the FBI’s most-wanted terrorist operatives, Sirajuddin Haqqani, head of a terrorist group known as the Haqqani Network, as the country’s acting interior minister...
My legislation delivers critical answers on who these prisoners are and who they are associated with to help understand the threat they pose, as well as our ability to respond.
My prayers are with the families of the service members killed in action in Kabul. To those who give the last full measure of devotion in service to this Republic, its citizens owe a debt of gratitude that we can never fully...
The terror attacks at the Kabul international airport on Thursday killed 13 U.S. service members and scores of civilians.
Letting the Taliban dictate our military strategy is an absolute disgrace. We have a commitment to every American and Afghan ally to get them out safely.
On Monday I joined fellow members of the bipartisan For Country Caucus for a press conference to urge President Biden to keep U.S. troops on the ground until all Americans and allies are evacuated from Afghanistan.
This week, I joined fellow House Committee on Armed Services Republicans, including Ranking Member Mike Rogers (AL-03) and House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik (NY-21), in pressing the Biden Administration...
If you have a loved one that is trapped there, the best information we have is to do the following immediately.
Ever since Biden hastily left Afghanistan in the middle of the night, I have been calling this situation more of a surrender than a withdrawal. The Biden administration left a weakened Afghan national military by ripping the...

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