Rep. Takano Statement on War in Afghanistan


Date: Aug. 24, 2017
Location: Riverside, CA

Rep. Takano released the following statement in response to President Trump's speech regarding the War in Afghanistan.

"I am extremely concerned by President Trump's decision to commit 4,000 more young Americans to the war in Afghanistan without a defined mission and clear goals. It is not clear how the plan outlined on Monday will move us closer to stabilizing the region. Instead, it will prolong a conflict that has already cost taxpayers more than a trillion dollars and, more importantly, cost thousands of American lives.

When Congress returns in September, we must fulfill our responsibility to provide oversight over the president's war-making authority. That means considering a new Authorization For The Use Of Military Force, which will prompt an open and honest debate about our ever-expanding foreign combat operations."