Published On: Tue, Aug 17th, 2021

McCarthy Says Will Push for Probes Into Biden’s Handling of Afghanistan: Report

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) indicated that he intends to push for investigations into President Joe Biden’s handling of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan after the country was swiftly taken over by the Taliban terrorist group. He told Punchbowl News on Sunday that Congress needs to probe the administration’s handling of the matter, criticizing Biden’s withdrawal tactics and calling it a “mistake that will haunt us for decades.” McCarthy said that he wants to look at the intelligence assessment that culminated in how Biden executed the pullout of U.S. troops from the divided country. He said he also wants to understand how the Afghan army was unable to defend against the Taliban after two decades of training led by the United States, which had spent about $90 billion in building up the Afghan security force. President Donald Trump previously signed a four-component peace deal (pdf) with the Taliban …

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