WASHINGTON- Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, and House Republican Conference Chair and HASC Member Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) made the following statement on today’s Afghanistan briefing at the White House:

“After today’s briefing with senior White House officials, we remain concerned about Russian activity in Afghanistan, including reports that they have targeted U.S. forces. It has been clear for some time that Russia does not wish us well in Afghanistan. We believe it is important to vigorously pursue any information related to Russia or any other country targeting our forces. Congress has no more important obligation than providing for the security of our nation and ensuring our forces have the resources they need. We anticipate further briefings on this issue in the coming days.”