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U.S. House of Representatives Holds Hearing on Afghanistan Policy

The U.S. House of Representatives held a hearing on Wednesday to review the Biden administration’s policy towards Afghanistan following the withdrawal of U.S. troops and the Taliban’s return to power.

The hearing was held by the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Witnesses included Tom West, the U.S. special representative for Afghanistan, Rina Amiri, the U.S. special representative for Afghan women and girls, and Michael Schiffer, the deputy assistant administrator for Asia at the U.S. Agency for International Development.

No details from the hearing have been released yet.

Since the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and the Taliban’s return to power, the United States has provided millions of dollars in humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan under the Taliban. However, the Biden administration has refused to recognize the Taliban as the legitimate government of Afghanistan.