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CVA statement on troop reduction in Afghanistan

By Concerned Veterans for America

Veterans group applauds admin as troop withdrawal hits milestone


ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Executive Director Nate Anderson released the following statement on reports of U.S. troop numbers in Afghanistan being reduced to 8,600 a month ahead of the prescribed withdrawal timeline:

“We applaud the Trump administration for meeting this important milestone on the path to ending America’s longest war. Reducing our troop presence in Afghanistan to 8,600 is a major step toward concluding our involvement in a conflict that no longer serves our national interests. However, this incremental reduction is a long way from a complete departure from Afghanistan – which President Trump has repeatedly promised – and we urge the Trump administration to continue working toward that end.”



CVA launched a $1.5 million national ad campaign in January aimed at bringing our troops home from Afghanistan.

Polling commissioned by CVA earlier this year showed 73 percent of veterans and 69 percent of military families would support the President if he withdrew American forces from Afghanistan.

CVA and VoteVets, traditionally bitter rivals, have joined forces to end our endless wars. Highlighting the trans-partisan nature of this vital issue, the groups have found common ground on foreign policy and have been working together in an effort to bring real, lasting policy change in Washington.