Chairman Rogers Statement on the Announced Afghanistan Withdrawal
Chairman Rogers Statement on the Announced
It is appropriate that the President decided to keep troops in Afghanistan beyond the end of this year. That being said, I question whether the policy reflected by these numbers and timelines truly confronts the threat we face. Even now, an al Qaeda safe haven is emerging in northeastern Afghanistan; and I question whether the enemy will take further advantage of the announced timeline to renew its efforts to launch new operations, as we see them attempting in Iraq and Syria today. I look forward to hearing how the Administration will address these issues within the context of the Afghanistan withdrawal.
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