Comment of Senator Patrick Leahy On The President's Address To The Nation On Withdrawal Of Some Troops From Afghanistan

“The good news is that the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan has finally begun, and for that I commend the President.  But I had hoped to see significantly more troops coming home immediately and a sharper reduction over the coming months, and I will work with others to encourage the President and our military commanders to expedite this process.  We can neither justify nor afford the human and fiscal costs of this war.”

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