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Pathway for Peace in Afghanistan: Examining the Findings and Recommendations of the Afghanistan Study Group, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on National Security of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, February 19, 2021   [open pdf - 235KB]

This is the February 19, 2021 hearing on "Pathway for Peace in Afghanistan: Examining the Findings and Recommendations of the Afghanistan Study Group," held before the U.S. House Subcommittee on National Security of the Committee on Oversight and Reform. From the Opening Statement of Stephen F. Lynch: "Since the war in Afghanistan began nearly 20 years ago, more than 775,000 of our brave men and women in uniform have deployed to Afghanistan. More than 2,400 have made the ultimate sacrifice, and another 20,000 have been wounded. The war is now the longest in our Nation's history and has cost American taxpayers more than $860 billion. On February 29, 2020, after more than a year of diplomatic negotiations led by U.S. special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, the Trump administration, and the Taliban, signed a landmark agreement for bringing peace to Afghanistan. [...] This agreement established a timeline for the complete withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Afghanistan by May 1, 2021, so long as the Taliban agreed to begin peace talks with the Afghan Government and to sever its ties with al-Qaida and other terrorist organizations." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Kelly A. Ayotte, Joseph F. Dunford Jr., and Nancy Lindborg.

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Serial No. 117-2
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2021
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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