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STATEMENT: Khanna Applauds Biden’s Plan to Withdraw US Troops from Afghanistan

April 13, 2021
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Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ro Khanna, Progressive Caucus Deputy Whip and Member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement regarding President Biden’s reported announcement of a complete withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.

“I applaud President Biden for achieving an impossibility here in Washington: ending a forever war. It is an act of extraordinary political courage and vision. After 20 years, thousands of lives lost, and trillions of dollars spent, we are finally bringing home our troops from Afghanistan. President Biden campaigned on this popular policy and is now delivering on that promise. I’m hopeful this policy change, in accordance with U.S. commitments under the Doha agreement, will help bring peace to a country that for decades has been ravaged by war. Only through diplomacy and negotiations will the war in Afghanistan, which has taken the lives of thousands of civilians, come to an end.”

 

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Congressman Khanna represents the 17th District of California, which covers communities in Silicon Valley. Visit his website at khanna.house.gov. Follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RepRoKhanna.