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Veterans group responds to report showing ‘U.S. officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan throughout the 18-year campaign’
ARLINGTON, Va.—In response to a bombshell investigative report from the Washington Post showing “senior U.S. officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan throughout the 18-year campaign, making rosy pronouncements they knew to be false and hiding unmistakable evidence the war had become unwinnable,” Concerned Veterans for America Executive Director Nate Anderson released the following statement:
“This report affirms what we have been saying for some time now: After almost two decades of war with no clear path to victory, it is past time to bring our troops home from Afghanistan. It further highlights the need for Congress to provide more effective oversight of our foreign policy and for the American people to be wary of pronouncements of progress in Afghanistan and elsewhere. CVA will continue working to end U.S. military involvement in the war in Afghanistan, and we again remind President Trump it is time to bring our troops home.”
Polling commissioned by CVA earlier this year showed that 60 percent of veterans and military families would support the President if he withdrew American forces from Afghanistan.
CVA and VoteVets, traditionally bitter rivals, joined forces in 2019 to end our endless wars.
Additionally, CVA has called for the repeal of the 2001 AUMF, a measure it says would be “a critical step toward ensuring that Congress reasserts itself in shaping American foreign policy.”