Officials give Congress few answers on Afghanistan pullout | www.WDIO.com

Officials give Congress few answers on Afghanistan pullout

Officials give Congress few answers on Afghanistan pullout

LOLITA C. BALDOR
Created: May 12, 2021 04:24 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense department officials are providing few solid answers as frustrated lawmakers seek details on how the United States will keep the terrorist threat from reemerging in Afghanistan after American and coalition troops leave later this year.

The officials say discussions and negotiations are continuing on almost every aspect of the pullout. That includes post-withdrawal security of Afghanistan, the training of Afghan troops, intelligence collection, protections for Afghans who have helped coalition troops, and the potential for a U.S. diplomatic presence in the nation.

The defense officials faced persistent questions Wednesday from members of the House Armed Services Committee about how the U.S. will monitor terrorists when American troops are no longer in Afghanistan. 

Credits

LOLITA C. BALDOR

Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Up to 30 people displaced after Nashwauk apartment fire

Fire at former Nichols Town Hall in Mt. Iron

Operation Slow Motion at Park Point

New DNR Enforcement K9

Saxon Harbor Marina & Campground comes full circle after deadly 2016 storm

Duluth, MnDOT offering free CDL training