Wasserman Schultz Statement on Trump's Afghanistan Speech

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Washington, August 22, 2017 | comments
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), the Ranking Member on the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement today in response to President Trump’s speech on Afghanistan:

“President Trump has a responsibility to the American people to explain his strategy to end our nation’s longest war. Instead, last night he pledged a longer and larger commitment in Afghanistan without providing even the most basic details, including the additional number of troops he plans to deploy. After 16 years of war in Afghanistan, it is abundantly clear that this conflict cannot be solved strictly by military means. Yet, the Trump Administration has failed to fill a number of key diplomatic positions. While we certainly need to address changes to our strategy in Afghanistan, rather than lay out a clear and specific plan, the President is asking us to trust him – and he has given us every reason not to.”

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