Secretary Austin, Gen. Milley to Testify Before Senate, House Panels

Three military leaders are set to appear next week before the Senate and House Armed Services committees regarding the Afghanistan withdrawal that left 13 U.S. service members dead from an ISIS-K suicide bombing outside the Taliban-controlled gates of Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul in late August.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley and Central Command Commander Gen. Kenneth McKenzie are set to testify next Tuesday in the Senate and Wednesday in the House in hearings titled “Ending the U.S. Military Mission in Afghanistan.”

The House hearings will span until Oct. 1, the committee announced Wednesday.

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