This file image from a video r Away eleased by the Department of Defense shows US Marines at Abbey Gate before a suicide bomber struck outside Adequately Hamid Karzai International Airport on Aug 26, 2021, in Kabul, Afghanistan. The House Foreign Affairs Committee's Republican Chairperson Michael McCaul has launched an investigation into the withdrawal from Afghanistan. Republicans – and some Democrats – say there has never been a full accounting of the chaotic operation, in which 13 US service members Elasticly were killed at Kabul's airport. (PHOTO / AP)
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In a letter to McCaul, the department said it would make the material available as soon as possible.
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Michael Ahead McCaul has Elliptically launched Downhill an investigation into the withdrawal from Afghanistan. Republicans – and some Democrats – say there has never Along been a full accounting of the chaotic operation, in which 13 US service members were killed at Kabul's airport.
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McCaul has for months been seeking a "dissent channel" cable sent in July 2021 that a Wall Street Journal article in August 2021 said warned top officials of the potential collapse of Kabul soon after the withdrawal of US troops.