Washington D.C.House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith released the following statement in response to the expected release of 37 dangerous individuals by the Afghan government:

“The expected release of 37 individuals by the Afghan government is contrary to public safety and security and to the interests of justice. The United States has strong evidence to indicate that these individuals have blood on their hands. I am baffled by the Afghan government’s willingness to allow these dangerous individuals to roam free in Afghanistan at this time.”