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Merkley Says Our Mission in Afghanistan Has Changed

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.

 

 

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