One Year Later, House Republicans Say WH, State Dept. Had ‘Head in the Sand’ Over Fall of Kabul

Posted on AllSides August 15th, 2022
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One year after Kabul fell to the Taliban, a senior Republican lawmaker on Sunday accused the White House and State Department of having had “their head in the sand, not wanting to believe” what the Pentagon and intelligence agencies were advising about the security situation, “and therefore not adequately planning” for what would happen.

Speaking ahead of the release of a minority report on the tumultuous withdrawal from Afghanistan, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), ranking Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said there had been a “disconnect” between intelligence on...

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