[Ed. – The effects of the Biden surrender are already being felt.]
The Biden administration’s “over-the-horizon” strategy in Afghanistan is drawing serious questions from lawmakers and counterterrorism experts, as the U.S. withdrawal shifts calculations about threats and capabilities.
Driving the news: Tensions ramped up in an Aug. 27 conference call between President Biden’s top national security officials and senators from both parties, sources familiar with the discussions tell Axios.
- With the 20th anniversary of 9/11 behind us and Secretary of State Antony Blinken set to testify this week before House and Senate committees, expect more public questions.
The big picture: Critics tell Axios that Biden and his team have yet to provide sufficiently detailed plans or explanations about their counterterrorism strategy to lawmakers conducting oversight.
Details: The so-called over-the-horizon capabilities Biden has repeatedly touted make identifying and striking terrorists with aerial surveillance and drones launched from outside the country the linchpin of America’s post-withdrawal counterterrorism strategy.