Hoyer Statement on President Trump's Remarks on Afghanistan
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight regarding President Trump's remarks on Afghanistan:
"Tonight, the President outlined our basic goals in Afghanistan – eliminating that country’s posture as a terrorist safe-haven and enhancing a regional framework for security and stability. The President offered minimal details about how he plans to achieve these objectives, which were also articulated by Presidents Bush and Obama.
"The President needs to outline specific strategies for attaining the highly elusive goal of eliminating the threats from the Taliban, ISIS, and other terrorist organizations. This should include the number of troops he plans to deploy and why they will be sufficient to achieve the objectives and missions they are assigned. I look forward to further details being furnished to Congress by the Administration."