February 06, 2014

Manchin, Merkley, Lee, Paul Introduce Resolution Requiring Congressional Approval for any Military Mission in Afghanistan after 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced a resolution that would require congressional approval for any military mission in Afghanistan after 2014.

According to news reports, the Administration is currently in negotiations with the Government of Afghanistan to maintain a presence in Afghanistan for another 10 years past 2014, with as many as 10,000 troops or more stationed in the country.

“After 13 years, more than 2,300 American lives lost and more than $600 billion spent, it is time to bring our brave warriors home to the hero’s welcome they deserve and begin rebuilding America, not Afghanistan. We do not have an ally in President Karzai and his corrupt regime. His statements and actions have proven that again and again. Most West Virginians believe like I do money or military might won’t make a difference in Afghanistan. It’s time to bring our troops home.”

To watch a YouTube Video of Senator Manchin’s remarks, please click here.

To read the resolution, please click here.