Chairman Royce on the hearing: “The United States maintains a strong interest in the long-term stability and security of Afghanistan.  But developments of the past month will have significant consequences for the country’s security situation and our future diplomatic relations with Afghanistan.  At this hearing, Committee Members will have an opportunity to question the Administration on the impacts of the military drawdown, the release of five senior Taliban prisoners, and the prospects for working with a new Afghan president.”


The Honorable James F. Dobbins
Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan
U.S. Department of State


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