Senate Panel to Discuss Afghanistan Amid Leak of War Documents – Homeland Security CQ

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing Tuesday to discuss options for bringing about political reconciliation in Afghanistan.

The hearing is likely to be overshadowed, however, by a larger discussion on overall U.S. policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan following the release by WikiLeaks over the weekend of more than 92,000 pages of classified documents tracking the war in Afghanistan from January 2004 to December 2009. The New York Times reported that the documents suggest Pakistan’s spy agency, Inter-Services Intelligence, has provided support to the Afghan insurgency and has worked with al Qaeda to plan attacks against U.S. and NATO forces.