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Afghanistan Aftermath’s Risk of Terrorism Cited by Senate Panel

  • Questions raised about vetting of thousands of Afghan evacuees
  • FBI’s Wray cites effort to get ahead of radicalization
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Can the Taliban Unite Afghanistan?

Senators pressed top U.S. national security officials Tuesday about the country’s vulnerability to terrorism from the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan and from the thousands of evacuees arriving in the U.S.

“These recent events have put a heightened foreign terrorist threat top-of-mind,” Senator Rob Portman, an Ohio Republican, said at a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.