The House Armed Services Commiittee Republicans used their Twitter account on Tuesday to live-tweet testimony from two top U.S. figures in Afghanistan.
Commanding Gen. Stanley McChrystal and U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry both testified before the panel about President Barack Obama's new Afghanistan strategy.
During the hearing, Gen. McChrystal said that he did not request that the July 2011 withdrawal date be included in the plan. The president announced last Tuesday that he would send 30,000 additional troops to the war-torn country. He also said the troops would begin to draw down in 18 months.
#Afghanistan Hearing Update: Gen McChrystal has obligation to ask if he believes more troops are required, doesn't anticipate having to ask.
#Afghanistan Hearing Update: Thornberry asks about timeframe to succeed. Gen McChrystal wants to see significant progress by summer.
#Afghanistan Hearing Update: Amb Eikenberry, responding to Rep Sanchez, says their are "points of excellence" within the Afghan government.