ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America Senior Advisor Dan Caldwell issued the following statement ahead of the House Armed Services Committee Hearing on U.S. policy in Syria:
“A continued American presence in Syria would do more harm than good. We have accomplished our primary objective of intervention in Syria by destroying ISIS’s territorial caliphate, and an American troop presence no longer is essential to our safety. Furthermore, members of Congress should not criticize the withdrawal of troops from a war that they did not have the courage to hold a vote to authorize in the first place. We hope that instead, Congress will focus on how to end our involvement in this conflict and how to bring our troops home safely.”
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.”