The Obama Administration plans to withdraw troops from Afghanistan beginning in July. U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon feels our mission has changed. “We're now, unfortunately we're now off on a different mission, nation building. And we have to be very thoughtful about that. We're spending $100-billion a year and we're not spending it on infrastructure, education and creating jobs here in America.” Senator Merkley says he is organizing a letter from Senators to be sent to the Obama Administration about a substantial and sustained draw down and not just a symbolic gesture.