Rand Paul, Tom Udall Propose End to War in Afghanistan: ‘It’s Time to Bring the Troops Home’

Breitbart | 3/5/2019 | Staff
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Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Tom Udall (D-NM) proposed legislation Tuesday to end the longest war in American history and withdraw troops from Afghanistan.

Paul and Udall, both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced the 2019 American Forces Going Home After Noble (AFGHAN) Service Act to end the longest war in American history. The legislation would declare victory in Afghanistan and would provide every combat service member a $2,500 peacetime dividend using the savings from the war in Afghanistan.

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Over 2,300 military members have lost their lives in the war, with another 20,000 wounded in action. The war has also cost the country $2 trillion and costs the country $51 billion every year.

The legislation arises as the U.S. government has begun negotiations with the Taliban to end the war in Afghanistan.

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“Endless war weakens our national security, robs this and future generations through skyrocketing debt, and creates more enemies to threaten us,” Paul said in a press release on Tuesday. “For over 17 years, our soldiers have gone above and beyond what has been asked of them in Afghanistan. It is time to declare the victory we achieved long ago, bring them home, and put America’s needs first.”

Sen. Udall said in a press release on Tuesday:

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Soon, U.S. service members will begin deploying to Afghanistan to fight in a war that began before they were born. As we face this watershed moment, it’s past time to change our approach to the longest war in our country’s history. Our armed forces in Afghanistan, including many from...
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