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Pfluger Announces Subcommittee Hearing on the Biden Administration’s Catastrophic Afghanistan Withdrawal

April 11, 2023

Pfluger Announces Subcommittee Hearing on the Biden Administration’s Catastrophic Afghanistan Withdrawal 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Law Enforcement, and Intelligence Chairman August Pfluger (R-TX) will hold a hearing next week to hear firsthand perspectives from national security experts about the Biden administration’s chaotic, disastrous, and reckless withdrawal from Afghanistan a year and a half ago, which has fostered the resurgence of terrorist activity once again in the country under Taliban rule.

“Now, more than 20 years after the September 11th terrorist attacks and the beginning of the War on Terror, the Biden administration’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan has allowed the Taliban to regain control and enabled the country to once again become a dangerous breeding ground for al-Qaeda, the Islamic State’s Afghan affiliate, ISIS-Khorasan, and other foreign terrorist organizations, whose expanded presence overseas puts the U.S. and its partners at increased risk of a terrorist attack,” said Subcommittee Chairman August Pfluger“As an F-22 pilot who served in the fight against ISIS, I know firsthand the dangers posed to this nation by emboldened terrorist organizations. Now a year and a half later, the consequences of President Biden’s weakness on the world stage and the wide-open Southwest border place these threats at our nation’s doorstep. This Subcommittee is demanding answers on the homeland security implications of Biden’s haphazard withdrawal.”


WHAT: A Counterterrorism, Law Enforcement, and Intelligence Subcommittee hearing entitled, “The Homeland Security Cost of the Biden Administration’s Catastrophic Withdrawal from Afghanistan.”

DATE: Tuesday, April 18, 2023

TIME: 10:00 AM ET

LOCATION: 310 Cannon House Office Building


The Honorable Nathan A. Sales
Former Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism

Simone Ledeen 
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East

Christopher J. Douglas
Colonel (Ret.), United States Marine Corps

Jonathan Schroden, PhD
Director, Countering Threats and Challenges Program and Special Operations Program Center for Naval Analyses

The hearing will be open to the public and press and will be livestreamed online on YouTube.