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Senate Armed Services Committee: U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan

The Senate Armed Services Committee heard testimony today from top Pentagon officials about the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley and Commander of the United States Central Command Gen. Kenneth McKenzie faced questions about the Biden administration’s plan for conducting counterterrorism missions in the future and an airstrike that resulted in the death of 10 civilians. Additionally, Milley received questions on his calls to the Chinese government in the last few months of the Trump presidency.