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Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Inquiry

The Defence Committee is inquiring into developments following the US agreement with the Taliban in February 2020 to withdraw NATO troops from Afghanistan (the Doha Agreement), which was endorsed by the NATO decision of March 2020, and will look at the planning for and execution of withdrawal of UK Armed Forces, and evacuation of UK nationals and Afghans who had worked with the UK Armed Forces.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Thursday 14 October 2021.

Reports, special reports and government responses

No reports or special reports published.

Oral evidence transcripts

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23 November 2021
Inquiry Withdrawal from Afghanistan
Witnesses Combat Stress, Help for Heroes, and General David Petraeus (ret.), Commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan (2010-11)
Committees Defence Committee
Oral Evidence
16 November 2021
Inquiry Withdrawal from Afghanistan
Witnesses The Sulha Alliance, Afghan Solidarity Coalition, Afghan Solidarity Coalition, The Sulha Alliance, Dr Jack Watling (Research Fellow for Land Warfare at Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)), and Brigadier (ret.) Ben Barry (Senior Fellow for Land Warfare at International Institute for Strategic Studies)
Committees Defence Committee
Oral Evidence
26 October 2021
Inquiry Withdrawal from Afghanistan
Witnesses Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP (Secretary of State for Defence at Ministry of Defence)
Committees Defence Committee
Oral Evidence
AFG0016 - Withdrawal from Afghanistan
Witnesses Afghan Solidarity Coalition
Committees Defence Committee
Written Evidence
AFG0001 - Withdrawal from Afghanistan
Witnesses Trina Lawrie
Committees Defence Committee
Written Evidence
AFG0006 - Withdrawal from Afghanistan
Witnesses Professor Felicity Gerry QC (Queen's Counsel and Professor of Legal Practice at Libertas Chambers London and Salford University, Uk and Crockett Chambers and Deakin University, Australia), Ms Azadah Raz Mohammad (PhD Candidate and Human Rights Advocate at Melbourne University), Ms Anna McNeil (Solicitor at Office of Public Prosecutions (Melbourne, Australia), and Ms Karin Frodé (PhD Candidate and Affiliate of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law at Monash University)
Committees Defence Committee
Written Evidence

Other publications

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Contact us

  • Email: defcom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 3113/6168 (General enquiries) / 07562435286 (Toni McAndrew-Noon: Media enquiries)
  • Address: Defence Committee, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA