US Bill for Congressional Oversight of Afghan Peace Settlement

A bipartisan legislation mandating US congress’s oversight of Afghan peace process has been proposed in the US Congress.

The Bill, “Ensuring a Durable Afghanistan Peace Act of 2019” is introduced by Senators Bob Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey--and a ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee--and Senator Todd Young, a Republican from Indiana.

“There is no question it is time for a significant and sustained reduction of American troops in Afghanistan. Similarly, the way in which we draw down this military operation is critical so that Afghanistan does not descend into chaos,” said Senator Menendez.

“This bipartisan effort is in line with the Administration’s goals to achieve a political end to the war in a responsible manner, and also seeks to protect the hard fought gains made for the rights of Afghan women and minorities,” he said. ........................

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