Actions committed by the U.S., Afghanistan, and the Taliban since May 2003 will be investigated by the International Criminal Court, overturning a previous ruling. The Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has vowed to protect U.S. troops from the investigation, calling it a reckless decision. “This is a truly breathtaking action by an unaccountable, political institution masquerading as a legal body”, he commented. The U.S. also does not recognize the ICC and gives it no authority over U.S. citizens. While Afghanistan is a member of the court they have also shared their concern and opposition to the investigation.