Afghanistan: U.S. Policy and International Commitments, Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, September 15, 2016   [open pdf - 287KB]

This is the September 15, 2016 hearing on "Afghanistan: U.S. Policy and International Commitments," held before the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. From the opening statement of Bob Corker:"Obviously, Afghanistan continues to be something that is impor-tant to our U.S. national interests. We brokered a government, if you will, the United States did in 2014, that created both a Presi-dent and CEO office that has not been confirmed, if you will, through the loya jirga and continued on. I think we had concerns about that process taking place. And you wonder about the support that that government has relative to not being confirmed in the way that it normally would. I have tremendous respect for President Ghani and a warm rela-tionship with CEO Abdullah. Obviously, their roles together have been interesting. They have sort of muddled through it together, as one might expect with the type of arrangements that have been ''created from the outside.'' I was really glad to see President Obama commit to 8,400 troops going forward. I think the security situation there does not warrant changing that at this time. I would have liked for it to have oc-curred earlier, but it seems like we have been able to continue to have the support of our allies in the region."

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S. Hrg. 114-708; Senate Hearing 114-708
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