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What Do You Think About Sending Thousands More Troops to Afghanistan?


Earlier this week the commander of the US military forces in Afghanistan told Congress that the US needs to send a few thousand more troops into America’s longest war, which has already cost the lives of nearly 2,400 US soldiers, with over 20,049 wounded. 

Currently 63 percent of troops in combat are Americans. More than 100,000 persons, many civilians, have been killed in Afghanistan since the war began fifteen years ago. 

The cost to US taxpayers is over $700 billion dollars, and rising. Some members of Congress still want the US to try to win the war. 

Nearly six years ago, on March 17, 2011, I forced a debate in the House of Representatives, to try to get the US out of Afghanistan. Here is a link to the Congressional Record, the debate and the vote on the resolution.

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