The Week (US)

How is the U.S. responding?


Amid growing pressure from lawmakers and victims, the Biden administra­tion has vowed to step up the investigat­ion. CIA Director William Burns, who was queried about the attacks during his confirmati­on hearings, has met with victims and establishe­d a task force on the attacks. The Pentagon and State Department each have their own task forces, and the White House says it’s coordinati­ng the agencies’ studies. Leaders “across the intelligen­ce community” are “focused on this issue,” said Director of National Intelligen­ce Avril Haines. With the attacks causing growing anxiety among U.S. diplomats and soldiers around the world, “it is absolutely critical that we find out who did this,” said Polymeropo­ulos. “The idea of dismissing it outright is just not acceptable anymore.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from United States