Chairman Crowley Statement on President Trump’s Remarks on Afghanistan

August 22, 2017

(Queens, NY) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement on President Trump’s remarks on the Afghanistan War.

“President Trump has no strategy for ending the war in Afghanistan. Despite campaigning on a grand vision to withdraw troops from this long-running military conflict, it is clear that President Trump lacks a comprehensive plan to keep American troops out of harm’s way.

“Tonight, I had hoped for firm details on how the White House plans to extract the U.S. from this volatile region, while still protecting American interests. Instead, we were presented with a vague plan that will likely leave American troops in combat for years to come. The Trump administration owes the American public, our military personnel, and the U.S. Congress a clear answer on how it plans to end the Afghanistan war and a vision for its newly-announced engagement with Pakistan.”