ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) senior adviser Dan Caldwell released the following statement regarding President Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops away from the Syrian-Turkish border:
“An American troop presence on the Syrian-Turkish border is not in our national interest and does not make us safer. We have accomplished the primary objective of our intervention in Syria by destroying ISIS’s territorial caliphate and as a result, we should remove our troops from the country. We applaud President Trump for this action and urge him to follow through on his promise to completely withdraw American forces from Syria.”
CVA on Monday issued this statement marking the 18th anniversary of U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan and calling for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country.
CVA in September launched its “Honor Their Sacrifice” campaign, much of which is devoted to advocating for a full and speedy withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan.
As part of that campaign, CVA joined with Americans for Prosperity to launch a six-figure television ad campaign dedicated to ending endless wars. The ad ran nationally for two weeks and directed viewers to EndEndlessWars.com, where they could sign a petition supporting a full withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.
The “Honor Their Sacrifice” campaign comes alongside a growing public support for ending ongoing conflicts, and recent polling showing that the majority of Americans want to leave Afghanistan and Syria.