Congressman Tom Reed’s Statement About Afghanistan

August 22, 2017

Congressman Tom Reed (R, Corning) issued this statement about supporting President Donald Trump’s Policy On Afghanistan:

“President Trump was wise to articulate a clear policy on South Asia, including a shift in strategy for winning the war in Afghanistan. After the last administration’s disastrous exit from Iraq, I welcome a return to respecting our generals and military experts’ experience in order to extricate us from the quagmire of the last 16 years. The philosophical shift in policy on Pakistan is also significant and I share the president’s commitment to fighting terrorism at its source. We are all witness to the devastation that terrorists bring to our cities and sidewalks and there is no question that I’d much rather hit them there than here.”