Two subcommmittees from the House Foreign Affairs Committee are holding a joint hearing to examine the implications of exchanging five high-ranking Taliban officials for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held by the Taliban for five years.
Expected to testify before the subcommittee is Andy Andrews, the father of a soldier killed by an IED attack in Afghanistan.
Andrews believes his son was killed while on a mission to find Bergdahl.
“The five members of the Taliban that the Administration released are extremely dangerous and their release can harm our national security interests in the region,” Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, chairman of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa told ABC News. “This hearing will help us understand what the implications of this decision may be, both for our troops in Afghanistan and for our ongoing fight against terrorism.”
Retired Spc. Cody Full, who served with Bergdahl in Blackfoot Company, Second Platoon, is also among the witnesses expected to testify on the implications of the Bergdahl exchange.