The Trump administration will issue economic sanctions against international officials who are investigating possible war crimes by American troops in Afghanistan and bar them from entering the United States. President Trump ordered the restrictions as a warning to the International Criminal Court


Both Mr. Pompeo and Mr. O’Brien made mention of their previous military service at Thursday’s announcement in vowing to protect American forces who had served in combat. Mr. Esper is also a former Army officer. “Rest assured,” Mr. Esper said, “that the men and women of the United States Armed Forces will never appear before the I.C.C.”