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CVA: Congress’ rebuke of troop withdrawal from Syria Is Disappointing

By Concerned Veterans for America

CVA: Congress’ rebuke of troop withdrawal from Syria Is Disappointing

ARLINGTON, Va.— Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Senior Advisor Dan Caldwell issued the following statement in response to Wednesday’s House passage of a joint resolution to condemn President Trump’s decision to remove American troops from Syria:

“It is disappointing to see Congress decry the president’s decision to remove troops from a war they have been unwilling to debate and authorize. The American people are tired of these forever wars, and a prolonged presence in Syria will serve only to further endanger American troops without making our country safer or more secure. The passage of this resolution highlights Congress’ ongoing neglect of its Article I constitutional responsibilities and a disregard for the wishes of the American people.” 

BACKGROUND:

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 and our ‘endless wars.’

The “Honor Their Sacrifice” campaign comes alongside growing public support for ending ongoing conflicts, and recent polling showing that the majority of veterans and military families want to leave Afghanistan and Syria.