WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Wednesday in response to news that President Trump is withdrawing an additional 2,000 troops from Afghanistan and 500 from Iraq.
“I support the President’s decision to bring our brave men and women home, and commend him and Acting Defense Secretary Miller for their leadership. For too long, U.S. engagement in Afghanistan and Iraq has operated without a clear mission or end strategy. In the new year, I hope to see a full withdrawal of forces and a Congress ready to repeal the outdated 2001 and 2002 authorizations for the use of military force. It is long past time to bring our troops home.”