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Cotton Statement on New Afghanistan Strategy

June 16, 2017

Contact: Caroline Rabbitt (202) 224-2353

Washington, D.C.-U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on President Trump's new Afghanistan strategy:

"We went into Afghanistan to avenge the 9/11 attacks and prevent them from ever happening again. But for too long, politics were put ahead of sound military planning, and as this war has dragged on, we've lost ground. I welcome the President's strong decision to put military advice above political advice, and his clear belief that the only way to end this war is to win it."