Lawmakers concerned about Afghan trainees going AWOL, request DOD, State briefing

By Sara Sirota  
June 12, 2019 at 2:40 PM
Lawmakers on the House Oversight and Reform national security subcommittee are expressing concern about the number of U.S.-trained Afghan soldiers who go absent without official leave, as described in recent reports by Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko. In a June 10 letter to acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo obtained by Inside Defense, subcommittee Chairman Stephen Lynch (D-MA), Ranking Member Jody Hice (R-GA) and Rep. Michael Cloud (R-TX) request a briefing on...

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