“This is a recent development,” the Dayton Republican wrote in his letter. “For more than a decade, administrations of both parties have cooperated with SIGAR’s investigative efforts in accordance with U.S. law and provided timely and thorough responses.”
A spokeswoman for Turner said the administration has not responded beyond confirming receipt of the congressman’s letter.
The White House holds that administration agencies are complying with multiple reviews, including those from SIGAR and congressional committees.
“We of course believe in transparency and the importance of independent and appropriate oversight, including by inspectors general across the government,” a White House spokesman said in response to questions.
A message was also sent to a representative of the SIGAR office.
Turner’s letter can be found here.
America ended a 20-year war in Afghanistan last August, evacuating more than 120,000 U.S. citizens and allies in just over two weeks. The frantic final exit cost the lives of more than 180 Afghans and 13 U.S. service members, some barely older than the war.
The Air Force Reserve Command confirmed last year that the 445th Airlift Wing, based at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, played a role in the withdrawal and evacuation.