Crow Statement on Afghanistan as Deadline to Pull Out Troops Approaches

February 17, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON - As the May 1, 2021 deadline for pulling U.S. Troops out of Afghanistan approaches, Congressman Jason Crow released the following statement:

“I look forward to working with the Biden Administration to responsibly end the war in Afghanistan. My service in Afghanistan showed me what makes the U.S military the strongest in the world, but also revealed the limitations of military power. If there was a military solution to the war in Afghanistan, we would have found one years ago. Our longest war must come to an end, but we must do so in a way that keeps our promises to our allies, protects vulnerable populations, including the women and children of Afghanistan, and ensures a safer and more secure world.” 

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The Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which was signed into law last December, included an amendment introduced by Reps. Jason Crow and Liz Cheney that ensures any drawdown of troops from Afghanistan is subject to thorough congressional oversight. The bipartisan amendment requires a comprehensive interagency report detailing that the withdrawal will not, among other things, impede our counterterrorism mission or endanger our national security. 

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