Blunt Rochester Statement on Trump's Afghanistan Speech

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Wilmington, August 22, 2017 | Courtney McGregor (202-816-9444) | comments
Members of Congress must ensure that we are taking our role of oversight seriously and ensure that before we put additional Americans in harm’s way, we have a sound strategy working with our allies in the region to create an exit strategy that prioritizes American lives and interests.
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WILMINGTON, DE – Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-AL) issued the following statement after President Trump gave a speech regarding troops in Afghanistan:

“While I applaud the president for working diligently to ensure our troops have the necessary resources and supports to do their jobs safely and effectively, I hoped for a more detailed outline of what both our diplomatic and military strategy would be moving forward in Afghanistan and the region.

“The fact of the matter is that the president has ordered more troops to be deployed into Afghanistan, and I’m deeply concerned that he is doing so without clearly articulating what his overall goals and objectives are. Members of Congress must ensure that we are taking our role of oversight seriously and ensure that before we put additional Americans in harm’s way, we have a sound strategy working with our allies in the region to create an exit strategy that prioritizes American lives and interests.”

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