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Washington, DC – House Foreign Affairs Lead Republican Michael McCaul (R-TX) and House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Mike Rogers (R-AL) released the following statement after reports that the Biden Administration secretly imposed limitations on our military and intelligence personnel to counter terrorists outside conventional battlefield zones:

“This action is yet another bureaucratic impediment created by the Biden Administration that will give our enemies an advantage over the United States and our allies. 

“Terrorists do not respect borders or battlefields, and raids and drone strikes are essential tools for removing the threats that they pose to Americans and our national security. Taking away the discretion of commanders on the ground to strike lawfully targeted terrorists will result in a more dangerous world. While our operators wait for approval from Washington, terrorists will escape to plot and fight against the United States and our allies for another day.”