December 21, 2018

Kaine Statement On Trump Decision To Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan And Syria

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan and Syria:

“Just this month, military leaders confirmed to me that there were no plans to change our military strategy in Afghanistan. The President’s decision to withdraw American forces from Syria and Afghanistan on a whim are the latest in a series of reckless decisions by a Commander in Chief who advances his political goals at the expense of our security. By ignoring the advice of his military advisors, President Trump’s incoherent decision-making is destroying partnerships we have forged with allies across the world. This irresponsible move by the President poses a serious threat to servicemembers as they conduct a hasty withdrawal in an uncertain security environment.”