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Moulton Statement on President Trump’s Military Strike in Afghanistan

April 13th, 2017

Moulton: “What we need is a comprehensive, integrated political-military strategy to ensure the peace after our military actions are complete”

Salem, MA – Today, Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) released the following statement in response to the announcement that President Trump ordered a GBU-43 bomb strike from a U.S. aircraft against ISIS forces in Afghanistan.

“I have every reason to trust General Nicholson in his decision to employ this particular bomb, but let’s not confuse this tactic for a strategy that will lead to long-term success in Afghanistan. What we need is a comprehensive, integrated political-military strategy to ensure the peace after our military actions are complete. So far we’ve heard nothing but silence from President Trump, either now or during is campaign, on what that strategy should be — silence, when over 8,000 Americans are still deployed there in the longest war in American history. Dropping bombs on terrorists is the easy part. Ensuring the success of Afghan politics, so Afghanistan can protect its own people from terrorism, is much harder. But it is the only thing that will actually win the war and bring our troops home.”

To learn more about Congressman Seth Moulton visit https://moulton.house.gov or connect with him on FacebookTwitterInstagram, or Medium.

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