Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Olson Applauds Trump Vision In Afghanistan

August 22, 2017
Press Release

Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) today issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s announcement of a new strategy for US engagement in Afghanistan:

“President Trump has made the right decision in announcing a plan to deploy more military members to Afghanistan. The Obama plan of using our military for nation building overseas is over.  As a former Navy pilot, I support the president’s strategy of empowering our military to fight and win wars without unnecessary restrictions that endanger their lives and allow terrorists to sustain operations that endanger Americans safety.

“President Trump and a Republican Congress have worked to provide needed resources to support our military to ensure their success. He is right to enable our military leaders to make the decisions on how they deliver success on behalf of national security. The War on Terror in Afghanistan has been going on for 16 years; we must give our military the tools for success and allow them to use them to stabilize this region against terrorism.”

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