The Pentagon said it remains committed to building its relationship with Taiwan. During a press briefing Tuesday, Department of Defense spokesperson John Kirby affirmed America’s relationship with the autonomous island nation is “rock solid.”
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Top U.S. military leaders were grilled on Capitol Hill over their roles in the Afghanistan crisis. On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate Committee on the Armed Services heard testimony from Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley, Secretary of the Department of Defense Lloyd Austin and CENTCOM Commander General Kenneth McKenzie.
Top military officials testified on the Afghanistan troop withdrawal. On Tuesday, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin spoke before the Senate Armed Services Committee, where he said the Biden administration was still working to get Americans out of Afghanistan.