Rep. Titus Statement on President Biden’s Plan to Withdraw U.S. Troops from Afghanistan
Washington, D.C., April 14, 2021
Tags: Foreign Affairs
Representative Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District – a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs – released the following statement about President Biden’s plan to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan this year
Washington, D.C. – Today Representative Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District – a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs – released the following statement about President Biden’s plan to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan this year:
“In response to the September 11th terrorist attacks, United States military forces and those of our allies have displayed courage and perseverance in carrying out their missions in Afghanistan,” said Congresswoman Titus (NV-1). “For two decades, we have asked so much of these troops and their families. It is time for them to come home.
“This is not an easy call, but it is the right one. The current military strategy, executed by Democratic and Republican presidents alike, is a recipe for an endless troop presence in Afghanistan.
“President Biden – whose son served in uniform overseas – understands the true cost of war better than most. He also knows that difficult diplomacy will be required in the months and years ahead to thwart the Taliban and protect the rights of Afghani women and girls. The United States must work closely with our partners around the world to uphold the progress we have made in Afghanistan and protect our people from terrorism. Today is an especially important day to remember all those we have lost in this war and thank those who volunteered to put themselves in harm’s way for the greater good.”