The amendment would direct the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) to investigate the withdrawal of U.S. and allied forces from Afghanistan with an emphasis on understanding what military equipment was left behind in Afghanistan, whether the Taliban have control of that equipment, and whether it is being moved or sold to third parties.
U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), a veteran of the Global War on Terrorism and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, led her colleagues in calling on the Biden Administration to recognize the Taliban as a terrorist organization.
Last week, the Taliban murdered a pregnant policewoman in front of her family. Just a few months ago, the Taliban attacked a school in Kabul, killing at least 90 people, many of them young girls just leaving class."
“As the Biden administration continues to peddle lies and claim victory for their failed withdrawal from Afghanistan, Biden’s Secretary of State Antony Blinken admitted Americans are being held hostage by the Taliban. Organizing the safe evacuation of Americans was Blinken’s direct responsibility and he failed. Biden must fire Blinken.”
“As a direct result of the botched exit strategy for U.S. military personnel from Afghanistan, the Taliban now has armed themselves with a significant arsenal of U.S. weapons, helicopters, drones, and other equipment.”