WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Turner (OH-10) and members of the House Armed Services Committee received testimony from Secretary of Defense Austin, General Mark A. Milley, and General McKenzie, on the ending of the U.S. military mission to Afghanistan. Following the hearing, Rep. Turner released the following statement:
“Today, I asked Gen. McKenzie for critical information related to the August 29th failed U.S. drone strike and all intelligence related to an imminent attack on U.S. forces. Congress has a constitutional duty to conduct oversight on this tragic mistake, especially as President Biden claims to proceed with an ‘over-the-horizon’ counterterrorism strategy,” said Rep Turner. “I also requested that Gen. Milley immediately send Congress all intelligence motivating his calls to Gen. Li to quell China’s concerns that a U.S. attack against them was imminent, any request to declassify this information, and the transcripts of these calls. Congress must continue to investigate these national security decisions, and I look forward to receiving answers from the Department of Defense,” concluded Turner.
You can watch Rep Turner’s full questioning here.